What are Nutraceutical Supplements?
Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term that is used to describe any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. They can be considered non-specific biological therapies used to promote general well-being, control symptoms and prevent malignant processes.
The term “nutraceutical” combines two words – “nutrient” (a nourishing food component) and “pharmaceutical” (a medical drug). Therefore nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, postpone the aging process (and in turn increase life expectancy), or just support functions and integrity of the body. They are considered to be healthy sources for prevention of life threatening diseases such as diabetes, renal and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as different infections.
Do I really need to take vitamins or nutritional supplements?
Yes, especially these days, our food is increasingly lacking essential nutrients because of “modern” farming, environmental pollutants, and production methods. It is necessary to have your body fueled with vitamins that promote optimal function to prevent disease. At Hormone Logics we pride ourselves on offering the Highest Grade nutraceuticals for our patients.