The purpose of nutritional supplements is to provide your body with adequate nourishment to make up for shortfalls from the diet especially during times when your body has higher nutritional demands. Here are 6 circumstances that increase your nutritional requirements and may merit the use of dietary supplements.
A balanced diet is essential to healthy living, but despite our best intentions healthy food options are not always available, affordable, convenient, or practical resulting in gaps in daily nutrition. Vitamin supplements are sometimes needed to fill the gaps left from inadequate dietary intake from food sources.
Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when prescription medications deplete, block absorption, increase excretion, or increase utilization of nutrients resulting in nutrient deficiency. Most medications have potential to deplete nutrients contributing to side effects, poor tolerability, & sometimes discontinuation.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can often present themselves with symptoms we ignore or assume are just normal parts of life. But things like fatigue, frequent illness, skin problems, changes in hair & fingernails, vision problems, tingling sensations, and dental issues can all be signs of serious dietary deficiency.
Our focus at McCord Research is helping people feel better, and we do that by looking at the fundamental needs of the body. Feelings of fatigue and illness are directly related to the health of cells that comprise your organs and body. If your cells are unhappy, they let you know by causing inflammation and disease.
Most people experience stress and anxiety from situations that are often unavoidable. Magnesium is vital for homeostasis of fight-or-flight hormones and neurotransmitters released in response to stress and anxiety. Low magnesium is associated with mood disorders including stress, anxiety, and depression.