• Julia Davies

Why practitioner only supplements?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

Have you ever done a Google search on your health concern, found out about a supplement to take, and then sourced the cheapest version of it, only to find that in the end, it didn't do the trick? Perhaps at that point, you lost faith in supplements treating your ill health and went back to the doctor, or even lost faith you would get better.


Well, this article will shed light on why you should always consult a fully qualified health practitioner before spending any money on any old cheap, nasty supplement that might be on half price offer - one has to wonder why they sell them so cheap!


We are all exposed to many pollutants in our environment, and these can affect our nutritional status. Nowadays, the fruit and vegetables we are eating do not contain the nutrients they used to have because of the aggressive agricultural farming that has rid the soil of nutrients. We should also detox from time-to-time to get rid of the accumulation of these various toxins. Certain amino acids, vitamins and minerals in supplements can help with detoxification and restore our levels of nutrients.


Yes, products that are only available for practitioners to buy and prescribe are more expensive. However, there is a very simple reason for this: they usually work! They are formulated by credible manufacturers who may be practitioners themselves, or are at least aware of the latest research.


Often, there are better formulations of various vitamins and minerals, maybe with beneficial herbs included in practitioner prescribed supplements. Sometimes, specific forms of vitamins and minerals that target your specific health condition are required. Because of this, the practitioner only products get results, and usually work faster, and in a more efficient manner.


Decent supplements are backed up with scientific evidence and clinical trials. In addition, they use higher quality ingredients, and a higher dose with newer ingredients from the latest research, which are usually sourced from ethical places with no contaminants. Also, practitioners are usually updated of any new supplements available for various health conditions.


Another reason to get your supplements from a qualified health practitioner is because they will try source supplements that do not contain many excipients or other additives that might not be that good for you. Also, practitioners are aware of the biochemical processes involved in breaking down the components of the vitamins and minerals, and better placed to know what supplements will work with you.


Some supplements can only be prescribed by a practitioner because certain forms of vitamins and minerals can actually cause more damage to certain health conditions than help them. This is why it is always advisable to check out your health practitioner on their association or registered body, to make sure they are who they say they are.


If you have an on-going health condition that you would like to resolve, please contact me today for your free 15 minute chat, to see how I can help you.

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