Myths and Facts About Dietary Supplements

Myths and Facts About Dietary Supplements

Most people have the intention of consistently eating a healthy and nutrient-dense diet, full of fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, whole grains, and legumes. However, life often gets in the way. You work late, and the only choice is the vending machine, or you’re chauffeuring the kids to and fro and opt for fast food yet again.

One way that you can make up for these deficits is by taking dietary supplements. Don’t fall under the misconception, however, that supplements take the place of a healthy diet. As the name suggests, they are to be used to fill in during the hopefully infrequent times that you’re not eating the healthiest foods or skipping the occasional meal. 

Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb offer many services, from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to aesthetic treatments, and the practice also sells a wide range of safe dietary supplements. Our VitalityMDs team, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is dedicated to helping you feel your best, no matter what health challenge you’re dealing with.

What are dietary supplements?

First, let’s learn what supplements actually are. They can be:

These over-the-counter products are made to be taken orally for the purpose of, as we noted before, filling the gaps in your diet. 

Dietary supplements you’ve likely heard of before include folic acid, which is important to take before and during pregnancy, calcium for bone health, and glucosamine for joint health. 

Dietary Supplements: Truth vs fiction

As with any product, there are great supplement lines and ones that are dubious in quality. We’ve compiled a list of supplement myths here — and busted them!

  1. Every supplement is safe

Unfortunately, this isn’t so. You need to know the reputation of the manufacturer. That is why getting your supplements at VitalityMDs offers peace of mind because we know the quality of our products. 

And remember, even if something is labeled “natural,” it doesn’t guarantee that it is risk-free. 

  1. With supplements, more must be better

With dietary supplements, it’s essential to talk with our team regarding safe dosage and not to overdo it. Taking too much of a supplement can transform it from something good for your health to toxic. 

For instance, too much vitamin B6 puts you at risk for neuropathy, while a toxic level of vitamin C can give you gastrointestinal distress. 

  1. You don’t have to worry about supplements interacting with prescription medications

As a matter of fact, the opposite is the truth. Supplements and medications can react poorly and pose health risks.

  1. You can take your supplements whenever you remember and don’t have to be concerned with the details of dosage instructions 

Wrong! Find out whether you should take our supplement with or without food or at a certain time of day, and always take the prescribed amount. Failing to do so could render your supplement less effective or ineffective. 

  1. Supplements’ labels are always accurate and truthful

You can’t always trust what you read. There’s nothing that stops a supplement maker from saying their product can cure a health condition or another outlandish claim, unfortunately.

That’s why it’s up to you to be a discriminating consumer. You can always consult with Dr. Bartess or Dr. Webb about whether a supplement is safe. The supplements that VitalityMDs sells are well-respected, well made, and safe, and we can explain exactly how they benefit your health. 

  1. All supplements are pretty much the same.

As we mentioned, supplements can be low or high-quality. But we’ve done the work for you and offer superior supplement lines, including an extensive variety of supplements from Biotics Research Corporation. Its products boost cardiovascular, brain, and digestive health, assist with weight loss, and more. 

We also offer the highest-quality products from Whole-scriptsⓇ, including the XymogenⓇ line of supplements. Registering with our rewards program also offers unique benefits as a VitalityMDs patient. 

Dietary supplements certainly have their place in supporting your well-being, and you can learn more by contacting our office.

To learn more about the supplements we offer, and which ones can best support you, call the VitalityMDs’ office at 480-425-8700 or book one online

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