Tag: vitamin

“What Vitamins Should I Take?” – Getting the Essentials

what vitamin should I takeWhen I see a new patient, I always ask about vitamin usage. I find that many of my patients are not taking the fundamental essentials – so they end up asking me “What vitamins should I take?” Although everyone benefits from the basics, I often find my patients already have conditions related to a lack or low level that showed up in previous blood work. Some have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes for which omega 3s are extremely important, and even cramping or constipation, which is often a reflection of low magnesium. Everyone needs a healthy nutrient foundation – and few people get enough of the proper nutrients from their food. So here’s my approach to the question of “what vitamins should I take?”
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Vitamin Brands: Not All Created Equal

Vitamins.  Everyone hears a lot about them, but how much does the average person really know?  Many years ago, I first started taking vitamins based on the recommendation from the first chiropractor I started seeing while as an undergraduate student.

I knew very little about which vitamins to take and how much.  I didn’t know which foods were the best sources of certain vitamins or that even if we eat healthy fruits and vegetables from the grocery store, our soils are very depleted of nutrients.  I was unaware that there were differences in vitamin brands.

Luckily, he walked me through all of this gradually and even inspired my interest in being a chiropractor!
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