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4 Reasons to Include Supplements in Your Diet

4 Reasons to Include Supplements in Your Diet

You do your best to eat right and give your body the nutritional support it needs. But it can be challenging to get sufficient levels of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from diet and lifestyle alone. 

Your body might need more than your diet can provide. Many men and women struggle to maintain healthy vitamin and nutrient levels.

That’s why nutritional supplements can be such a great idea. At Alpenglow Pain & Wellness, Dr. Nichelle Renk supports the nutritional health and wellness of new and existing patients from her Anchorage, Alaska, offices with tools including dietary supplements.

Dr. Renk ensures that the Alaskans in her care have access to all of the nutrients needed for health, wellness, and improved vitality. Here are just some of the reasons why Dr. Renk might urge you to try dietary supplements.

1. Restore your energy

Fatigue is a common side effect of chronic vitamin deficiencies. If you’ve been low on energy or easily fatigued, supplements could help you bounce back to your old self. You might even find that your libido and sex drive increase with better nutrition through dietary supplements!

Vitamin D and B-vitamin deficiencies are a common cause of fatigue. People from communities in Alaska often suffer from vitamin D deficiency. 

If you're one of the 10-15% of North American Caucasians with mutations in your MTHFR genes, you may benefit from taking betaine, folinic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, methionine, and methyltetrahydrofolate supplements to support your metabolization of folate and amino acids.

Dietary supplements include nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and herbs and other botanicals. With the right combination of supplements, you can conquer fatigue and restore your energy levels. 

At Alpenglow Pain & Wellness, Dr. Renk offers a methylated B complex, Quicksilver NAD+ with B12 liquid, and Quicksilver vitamin D3 with K2, with significant discounts on retail price.  

2. Boost your immune system

Vitamins and nutrients are a key component of your immune system, your body’s protection against a wide variety of communicable diseases. You constantly rely on your immune system to fight off invading viruses and bacteria, and your immune system is fueled by vitamins and other nutrients.

If you’ve noticed that you come down with illnesses frequently, a vitamin deficiency could be a contributing cause. Dealing with vitamin or nutrient deficiencies can help you fight off illnesses, keeping your health robust and strong.

Citrus juices provide high levels of vitamin C, zinc, and quercetin. If you’re not getting enough of these essential nutrients from your dietary intake, you may benefit from our Quicksilver NAD+ with B12 liquid supplement, which contains quercetin.

3. Recover from medical complications

Without a full complement of vitamins and nutrients, your body can struggle to cope with deficiencies. Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can have medical complications, and increase your risk of serious conditions including heart disease, gallbladder disease, and hypertension.

For example, if you have chronic vitamin C deficiency, you can develop scurvy, an illness accompanied by fatigue, reopening wounds, and weakness. Untreated scurvy can be fatal, but the condition improves if your underlying vitamin deficiency can be addressed with supplements.

When you’re getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need for optimum physical health, you feel better, recover faster, and have more energy overall.

4. Address magnesium deficiency

You rely on the nutrient magnesium for many physical processes. Magnesium contributes to the creation of new bone, protein, and DNA in your body, as well as the regulation of your blood sugar, blood pressure, and muscle and nerve function. 

You might not realize that your symptoms, including digestive trouble, weakness, muscle cramps, and abnormal heart rhythms, are related to magnesium deficiency. As much as 20% of the general population suffers from low magnesium levels. 

You can increase your magnesium intake through foods like nuts, seeds, and leafy greens. We also offer chelated magnesium glycinate supplements that are easy on your gut, and won’t leave you suffering from side effects like diarrhea.

Dr. Renk can help you determine which dietary supplements will give your diet and physical health the biggest boost. Depending on your preference, you can take your supplement in a variety of forms, from tablets and soft gels to liquids and powders.

Dietary supplements aren’t a replacement for a healthy, balanced diet. Dr. Renk can also educate you about nutritional and dietary science, and assist you in putting together a customized nutrition plan.

For the support you need in optimizing your dietary intake, nutrient levels, and whole-body health and wellness, get in touch with Dr. Renk at Alpenglow Pain & Wellness today. Call now or send the team a message here on the website to schedule your initial consultation.

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