Why Might I Need Supplements?

Why Might I Need Supplements?

Your body needs a well-balanced, full set of vitamins and nutrients to function with optimal health and wellness. However, getting that full amount of vitamins and nutrients can be more of a challenge than you might realize.

At Alpenglow Pain & WellnessDr. Nichelle C. Renk and Dr. Mary Beth Calor understand the unique factors that affect our patients from around the Anchorage, Alaska, area, including dietary and seasonal factors that may increase your risk of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies.

Here are some of the reasons why our patients have needed dietary supplementation to maintain long-term health and wellness, and to reach peak health.

Dietary supplementation for vitamins and nutrients

The food you eat is the main source of your vitamins and minerals. If you aren’t able to eat a sufficiently balanced diet, one that includes plenty of protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables, you may suffer from vitamin deficiencies.

For example, if you don’t get enough vitamin C, you can develop the disease known as scurvy, with resulting weakness, reopening injuries, and tooth loss. 

Also, many people in the United States don’t get enough dietary intake of B-vitamins, iron, and other essential vitamins and nutrients. Insufficient iron can lead to anemia, sapping your energy and harming your immune health.

Environmental factors and vitamin deficiency

You can also develop vitamin deficiencies based on environmental factors. Exposure of your skin to sunlight is a major source of vitamin D, and if you’re not getting much sun, you can rapidly become vitamin D deficient. 

Vitamin D deficiency can damage your moods, and also prevents healthy bone growth. In children, this deficiency can lead to rickets, a serious chronic condition.

Benefits of supplements

It’s always a good idea to try to increase the vitamins and nutrients in your diet, but you can also support your whole-body health and wellness with professionally recommended dietary supplements. Could you benefit from more vitamin D, amino acids, or iron each day?

At Alpenglow Pain & Wellness, your provider can review your physical and mental health, examine your health history for potential vitamin or nutrient deficiencies, and help you put together a personalized nutrition and supplementation plan to get you back to the best possible health.

Dr. Renk offers top-quality dietary supplements in a variety of forms, including tablets, gel caps, liquids, and powders, depending on your preference. 

The right nutrition plan and supplementation can restore your energy levels, improve your immune system health, and even help to regulate your moods. And, with good nutrition, you can reduce your risk for many serious health conditions down the road.

To learn more about how nutritional supplements could benefit you, contact Dr. Renk or Dr. Calor at Alpenglow Pain & Wellness online or over the phone today, and schedule your initial consultation appointment.

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