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To Supplement or Not to Supplement...

In today's fast-paced world, it's not uncommon for individuals to seek quick fixes and shortcuts to optimize their health and well-being. Among these solutions, dietary supplements have gained immense popularity. While supplements can indeed play a very beneficial role in supporting our health and is part of protocols I recommend to clients, it's crucial to approach them with intentionality and a well-informed perspective. Let's delve into the importance of being intentional with supplements and explore key considerations for incorporating them into your wellness routine.

Understanding Supplements

Before diving into the realm of supplements, it's essential to understand what they are. Dietary supplements are products designed to supplement one's diet, typically containing vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, or other dietary substances. They come in various forms such as pills, capsules, powders, and liquids. Supplements are not intended to replace a balanced diet but rather to fill nutritional gaps.

Identify Your Needs

Being intentional starts with identifying your specific health needs. Are you deficient in certain vitamins or minerals? Do you have unique dietary restrictions? Are you targeting a particular health goal, such as improving your immune system or supporting joint health? Looking

Quality Matters

Not all supplements are created equal. Quality matters when it comes to supplements, as subpar products might not provide the intended benefits or could even be harmful. Look for supplements from reputable brands that adhere to good manufacturing practices. Third-party certifications, like the USP Verified Mark, can indicate a product's quality and consistency. Research manufacturers. If using whole food supplements, look for organic and grass fed. You can find many high quality supplements at my store. Clients receive 25% off, everyone else received 10% off. https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/kamberis

Research Thoroughly

Empower yourself with knowledge. Research the supplements you're considering, paying attention to clinical studies and scientific evidence. Understand the recommended dosage and potential side effects. Keep in mind that supplements should never be a substitute as a total replacement for a well-balanced diet. A diverse and nutrient-rich diet should remain the foundation of your nutritional intake.

Avoid Overloading

More is not always better. Overloading on supplements can lead to imbalances, adverse effects, and interactions with medications. Stick to the recommended dosage and avoid taking multiple supplements with similar active ingredients unless advised by a healthcare professional. Avoid supplement compounds with a long list of supplements. Often when a company compounds huge amounts, the amounts of the supplement are very small and not impactful. Also, understand that supplements are powerful. For example, D3 impact your calcium levels and rate of absorption and calcium affects how zinc interacts with the body.

Listen to Your Body

Everyone's body reacts differently to supplements. Pay attention to how your body responds. If you experience any unusual symptoms or discomfort, discontinue the supplement or titrate slowly.

Long-Term Approach

Supplements can be part of a long-term health strategy. Consistency is key, as many supplements require time to build up in your system and provide noticeable benefits. Don't expect instant results, and remember that supplements work best in conjunction with a balanced lifestyle.

The world of supplements can be complex, but digging deeper into your health by assessing its current status through lab work and monitoring can help remove the mystery of which supplements are best and also stop the guessing game. Remember that supplements are just one piece of the wellness puzzle. Prioritize a diverse diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and stress management for holistic well-being. Always consult a healthcare professional before introducing any new supplements into your routine, and let your intention guide your journey toward a healthier and happier you. In health and wellness,


Christene


Schedule a complimentary Health & Wellness Discovery Session here: https://www.intentionalsynergy.com/book-now For more info about Intentional Synergy: www.intentionalsynergy.com Or email me at: coach@intentionalsynergy.com Disclaimer: I am not a licensed therapist or physician and don't pretend to be. I will never diagnose you or ask to you stop taking a medication, that's between you and your physician. The best part about working together is that YOU are in charge of your health and YOU make your own health decisions. These results are not indicative of every client's experience, of course. Results will vary as every human has their own biological make-up. So I will never make false promises. My promise to you is to be honest, ethical, supportive, informative and I will be there, present as you travel your own health journey. The information provided in this post is based on my own personal experience and research. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, heal, treat or cure disease and should not be a replacement for medical advice. Always consult your doctor before trying a new diet, lifestyle or supplement protocol.





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