Targeted Nutritional Supplementation
Targeted nutritional supplementation refers to the practice of using specific dietary supplements to address specific nutritional deficiencies or support specific health conditions. It involves identifying an individual's unique nutritional needs and providing supplements that target those specific needs.
The concept behind targeted nutritional supplementation is that certain nutrients play essential roles in various physiological processes in the body. When there is a deficiency or imbalance of these nutrients, it can impact overall health and contribute to the development or progression of certain health conditions. By providing targeted supplements, it aims to restore optimal nutrient levels and support the body's natural healing processes.
Here are some key aspects of targeted nutritional supplementation:
Individualized Approach: Targeted supplementation considers an individual's specific health status, nutritional needs, and any underlying health conditions. It considers factors such as age, gender, lifestyle, genetics, and dietary habits to tailor the supplement regimen to the individual's unique requirements.
Nutrient Deficiency Correction: Targeted supplementation aims to address specific nutrient deficiencies identified through various means, such as blood tests, nutritional assessments, or clinical evaluations. Common deficiencies may include vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, or antioxidants.
Health Condition Support: In addition to correcting deficiencies, targeted supplementation can be used to support specific health conditions. Certain nutrients or combinations of nutrients may have therapeutic benefits for certain conditions, such as cardiovascular health, immune support, cognitive function, joint health, or digestive health. The supplements selected will be based on scientific evidence, clinical experience, and individual needs.
Quality and Safety: When implementing targeted nutritional supplementation, it is crucial to prioritize high-quality supplements from reputable manufacturers. Quality supplements should be manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and be third-party tested for purity, potency, and quality assurance. Working with a qualified healthcare professional or registered dietitian is recommended to ensure safe and effective supplementation.
The Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition uses only the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade GMP supplements. This type of supplement is manufactured in a lab that is certified by the FDA, third-party tested for purity, potency, and quality assurance and typically available only to licensed healthcare providers.
Since the FDA does not regulate the supplement industry, care must be exercised to use products from reputable companies or licensed practitioners that carry only the best. Remember that the word or concept of “natural” does not mean it cannot harm you. All things used to excess can absolutely be harmful. That is why we aim to educate all patients regarding supplementation.
At the Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition, our philosophy is one of "less is more unless you absolutely need more." We will use evidence-based study combined with a functional approach to create the ultimate experience for our patients. Supplements can include vitamins, minerals, nutrients, ultra-high dilutions, and both Chinese and Western herbs/botanicals.
The Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition carries the following supplement lines:
- Seroyal - Genestra
- Douglas Labs
- Designs for Health
- Sun Ten
- Kan Herbs
- Newton Labs