Dietary supplements can be found in many forms, including tablets, capsules, softgels, powders and liquids. They are sold at various local and online stores.
There are not always standard supplements that doctors may recommend. Your doctor’s recommendation may depend on your conversation with them and your lab results.
What is a Dietary Supplement?
A dietary supplement is a product that contains one or more ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals. These ingredients are intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities.
What Vitamins Should I Take?
While it is best to speak to your doctor about what supplements are best for you, here are a few examples of what vitamins and supplements may be recommended based on your symptoms, diagnosed deficiencies or conditions:
- Joint aches and inflammation – Turmeric
- Insomnia, stress or muscle cramping – Magnesium
- Prone to infection – Neem or an antioxidant mushroom blend
- Allergies – Quercetin
“More than a few supplements should be avoided… if there is an adverse reaction, it is hard to tease out what is responsible.” – Dr. Amit Hiteshi
A quick search online will tell you there is a supplement for everything. With so many supplements on the market, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Dr. Amit Hiteshi is one of our physicians that specializes in internal medicine. He warns against taking too many supplements, explaining, “More than a few supplements should be avoided because it can be tough on the stomach to digest, and sometimes, if there is an adverse reaction, it is hard to tease out what is responsible.” He recommends talking to your doctor to help decide what vitamins and supplements are best for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hiteshi, click here.
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We offer a wide variety of comprehensive health screenings and testing that can help diagnose vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Start your path to wellness today! Call us at 949-629-2600 or click here to schedule an appointment.
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