If your skin looks dull and you feel like you’re in a slump because of a lack of energy, it may be time to spend some time exploring your options for nutraceuticals.
At Precision Regenerative Medicine, Lifestyle and Regenerative Medicine specialist Tammy Penhollow, DO, offers a variety of high-quality nutraceuticals with coaching and mentoring through lifestyle medicine.
Dr. Penhollow can recommend which of these supplements can boost your overall health, revitalize your skin, and lower your risk for chronic disease. She evaluates your health needs, your medical history, and your wellness goals before discussing the nutraceuticals you should consider taking.
What you need to know about nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals are products that come from food sources. In addition to the basic nutritional value of the foods, these supplements also offer extra health benefits.
The word nutraceutical combines the word nutrient (food component) and pharmaceutical (medical drug). The purpose of taking nutraceuticals is to lower risk factors for chronic diseases and to enhance your overall health.
Some types of nutraceuticals are effective for preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders, slowing down the process of aging and improving multiple functions in your body. They can also increase your life expectancy.
Types of nutraceuticals to explore
Nutraceuticals are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are generally grouped in four categories:
Functional foods include fortified and whole foods that can reduce your risk for chronic disease.
Medical foods are consumed under the supervision of a physician to manage a specific disease or medical condition. Using “food as medicine” is a proactive approach to gaining healthcare independence for the rest of your life. Coupled with a nutrition curriculum, our Practice Members are able to discover the right food for their body that optimizes their function.
Dietary supplements are products that contain nutrients from food products and are available in liquids, powders, capsules, and pills.
Farmaceuticals are made from modified agricultural crops or animals. We do not recommend modified crops or animals to our Practice Partners.
When to consider nutraceuticals
While you still need to follow a healthy diet made up mostly of fresh fruits and vegetables, you can still maximize your health by taking nutraceuticals. Dietary supplements and other nutraceuticals can help bridge any gaps you have in your regular diet.
Even when you’re eating nutritious foods, you may not be giving your body the nutrients it needs to thrive. A lack of nutrients can lead to oxidative stress, which increases your risk for long-term health issues. This stress can also result in premature aging that affects the health and appearance of your skin.
The nutraceuticals we offer play a vital role in preventing a wide range of chronic diseases. You can also enjoy benefits like:
- Improved eye health
- Enhanced gut health
- Increased immune function
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved reproductive health
Nutraceuticals can also boost your mental health and psychological function. Nutrients like omega-3, magnesium, lycopene, and iron have shown promise in the management of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. These nutrients can also strengthen your cognitive function.
Dr. Penhollow may also recommend nutraceuticals like those from Fullscript® to support your long-term skin health, improve your sleep quality, and increase your energy levels. She customizes a treatment plan using nutraceuticals as one pillar of health. We achieve the best results when we use a systems based approach to health and wellness.
To find out more about the benefits of nutraceuticals, call Precision Regenerative Medicine to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.