Balancing Act: Cracking the Code on an Effective Supplement Regimen

Is your body getting enough nutrients, vitamins, hydration, and other essentials to run a smooth operation?

Effective supplement regime

A lifestyle consisting of a well-balanced diet, adequate exercise, and stress management may miss the mark for some individuals, leaving them with nutritional gaps in their health. These “nutritional gaps” need to be filled to realize optimal nutrition and hydration levels. We can partake in all the best practices, such as getting to the gym 3-4 days a week, “brown-bagging” our daily lunch, squeezing in that pre-work, early morning walk, clocking in 7-9 hours of restorative sleep a night, and piling our plates with fresh veggies and lean protein sources, but still may be experiencing subpar energy levels, bouts of brain fog, or other health-related symptoms, thus indicating an obvious lack of a certain vitamin or other nutrient. This is where supplements can make all the difference between feeling sluggish or spirited.

What are Dietary Supplements?
Nutritional supplements are engineered, ingestible products intended to “supplement” one’s diet with effective, game-changing nutritional value. They are the crucial missing links that can boost one’s levels of any nutrient(s) and are often consumed via body-benefitting beverages, capsules, tablets, pills, powders, gummies, energy bars, and even liquids. Many supplements can be administered intravenously, as in IV therapy. Common supplements include:

  • Vitamins B, C, and D
  • Biotin
  • Minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron)
  • Botanicals or herbs, such as ginger
  • Botanical compounds, such as caffeine
  • Amino acids (tryptophan and glutamine)
  • Fish oil for heart health
  • Protein
  • Turmeric
  • Probiotics to promote gut health

The list is long, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. While the above supplements are the most consumed, there are hundreds of different kinds of supplements available and derived from a myriad of sources to help people reach their optimum wellness goals. It can be overwhelming without the proper medical expertise to help guide you.  

Not Just Any Kind of Supplement
The challenge most people face with choosing supplements is that they sometimes are unsure what nutrients they are lacking. They know something is “off” in their diet, but unsure what exactly is causing their imbalance. That’s where truMD comes in. Dr. Setareh’s  proprietary 360-degree evaluation will precisely determine a patient’s overall diet/nutrition concerns/needs. One patient may just require a little extra dosage of vitamin D, while another may be lacking in protein or probiotics. Another may need all three, while another may need an entirely different set of supplements not mentioned in this article. Supplement customization is as unique as the individual themself and is prescribed on a case-by-case basis. Some individuals get all the nutrients they need through wholesome food consumption (lucky them), while others struggle to attain those nutrients following the same diet. When Dr. Seterah treats hormone deficiencies in both men and women, he finds many of his patients are lacking a bit in some nutritional areas and will prescribe a “customized supplement regimen” to complement their hormone optimization plan, which turns out to be a real game-changer. The correct supplements help boost the efficacy of the prescribed hormones and vice versa. Prescribed supplements that are customized to each individual is the best, most effective course of action to “fill in the nutritional gaps” that may be holding us back from experiencing better health and a more productive quality of life.  

But did you know Dr. Setareh also offers a line of proprietary blended supplements at truMD? The following are just a sampling of the most popular picks amongst patients:

  • Vitamin D3 and K2 Liquid Drops – Vitamin K2 combines with vitamin D3 to support heart health and mixes easily with any beverage – no odor, no taste!
  • Gut BioBalance – Unique probiotic formula designed to deliver active organisms that have been proven to promote a healthy gut environment, which supports intestinal and immune function.
  • Bfit – A comprehensive cocktail of 8 essential B vitamins, as well as folate, choline, inositol, and Quatrefolic. The B vitamin family supports energy levels and immunity, as well as heart and neurological health. 
  • NNM (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) – Touted as an anti-aging DNA repair kit, NMN is consumed to control age-related weight gain, while boosting energy production and metabolism, as well as improving eye function. NMN has also been shown to prevent changes in gene DNA expression by improving mitochondrial metabolism. This is Dr. Setareh’s most requested supplement.  

If you’re looking for professional guidance from a trusted, leading medical source regarding supplement enhancement and/or hormone optimization, we invite you to call our office to set-up an appointment with Dr. Setareh to evaluate your nutritional and hormone levels. Once a determination is made based on the findings of your physical analysis, you will be prescribed a curated supplement and/or hormone treatment plan designed to bring balance and harmony back to your health.