Top 5 Physician Suggested Supplements

A new study for the “Life….supplemented” consumer wellness campaign, by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)*** suggests some supplements to consider taking to improve health. “Life…supplemented” is dedicated to driving awareness about the mainstream use of dietary supplements as a part of a proactive personal wellness regimen that combines healthy diet, supplements and exercise. The study consisting of 1,177 healthcare professionals was conducted on-line. According to the survey, the top five health reasons physicians recommend supplements to their patients are:

1. Bone Health Supplements to consider: Calcium and vitamin D are the most recognized key nutrients for strengthening bones, but magnesium is also a key component of bone. Vitamin K is involved in bone formation, and vitamin C is essential for making collagen, a structural protein found in bones. All of these agents and more can be found in Vitamin Health’s Viteyes Multivitamin AREDS Companion and Viteyes Complete.

2. Over all health and wellness Supplements to consider: This survey also found that almost three quarters of physicians (72 percent) said it is a good idea for patients to take a multivitamin. However, other supplements can play a role too, including omega-3, vitamin D, and antioxidant products. Consider taking Vitamin Health’s Viteyes Omega-3 and Viteyes Complete for overall health and wellness.

3. Joint health Supplements to consider: Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are important contributors to joint health. The recent study by the National Institute of Health supports the safe use of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, or their combination for significant and long-lasting increases in joint function and improvements in mobility. Vitamin Health’s Neoflex Caplets and Neoflex Shellfish Free Powder contain both glucosamine and chondroitin in combination with MSM, which may help tissue elasticity.

4. Heart health Supplements to consider: Omega-3 fatty acids are known to affect more than a dozen characteristics that contribute to a healthy heart. They reduce inflammation, reduce the tendency to form clots, decrease the likelihood of developing cardiac arrhythmia, and at high levels lower triglyceride levels. Observational studies suggest that individuals consuming large amounts of fish and/or who have high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have a greatly reduced risk of sudden death from heart attack. Most Americans eat very little fish and therefore have low intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, which are “good” fats. Supplements in the form of fish oils can help fill that gap. Other supplements to consider for heart health include vitamin E and the B vitamins. Observational studies suggest benefits for heart health from taking at least 200 IU of vitamin E per day — an amount impossible to obtain from diet alone. And observational studies have shown that generous amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, can lower homocysteine, which may help prevent heart attacks, although that has not been borne out by recent clinical trials. Vitamin Health’s Viteyes Omega-3, Viteyes Complete and Viteyes Multivitamin AREDS Companion contain the hearth healthy vitamins.

5. Maintain healthy cholesterol Supplements to consider: Soluble fiber is recognized for its cholesterol-lowering effects and fiber supplements are available if you do not already include plenty of fiber in your diet. Soy protein, phytosterols, and stanol or sterol esters also have a cholesterol-lowering effect.

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