What is the Point of Customized Supplements?
Supplements such as vitamins and various herbs have been relatively popular for years. Many people grew up with the teaching that a daily multivitamin was a must to sustain excellent health. Alongside a well-balanced, low-sugar diet, supplementation offers significant benefits. How significant those benefits are, however, are dependent on a few factors. The factor that most are familiar with is the quality of the vitamin or supplement itself. Those with few, if any, fillers are ideal. The other factor, the one that often gets overlooked, is its suitability for the individual.
It is no secret that optimal health requires good levels of various vitamins and minerals. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with numerous symptoms, including poor sleep, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and headaches. To be more specific, it is a lack of micronutrients that can lead to nutritional deficiencies. At Ong Institute for Plastic Surgery and Health, we address patients’ needs by customizing their supplement protocols.
How Do You Know What You Need?
Contrary to what we’ve been taught about optimal health and vitality, it isn’t enough to pop a multivitamin each day. The best way to address individual health needs is by getting to know the individual! The way we do this is through micronutrient testing. Appropriate testing eliminates the guesswork. It shows us exactly where nutritional deficiencies exist and how to correct them. When you take a multivitamin, you’re getting all the basics. When we customize nutrients to your body, your organs and organ systems are better supported. This can result in benefits such as improved immune function, reduced stress levels, better hormone balance, and also spending less on products that simply don’t work.
What is Involved in Custom Nutritional Supplementation?
The process of identifying needs and meeting them is easy. The first step is a thorough consultation and a blood test. Then, Dr. Ong reviews the analysis of micronutrient testing with you. Based on your results, specific dietary supplements are prescribed. After some time, you return to the office for a review of your program and the results you are seeing from your customized supplements.
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