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Are there really different qualities of vitamins and supplements?

With health claims bombarding consumers on a daily basis, choosing which dietary supplements to take can be a truly daunting task. True Balance carries a full line of medical-grade vitamins and supplements. Our innovative lines of nutraceuticals feature a variety of scientifically advanced, pharmaceutical quality supplements of outstanding purity and potency that you will find nowhere else. Can you be certain the ingredients listed on your supplement bottle are actually in the product at the specified amount? Do you know if the quantity of the ingredients contained in the product is sufficient to produce the expected results? Are you absolutely sure there are no contaminants present? Our nutraceutical lines purchase only the highest quality raw materials from leading suppliers and then use state-of-the-art processes to guarantee that it is 99.9% pharmaceutically pure and free from any toxic metals or other contaminants. All of our supplements are the result of cutting edge formulas which are backed by scientific research that you can count on. Because of this, when you purchase any supplements from True Balance, you are always guaranteed a product that is exceptional in purity and quality.

During your clinical visit, your consulting physician will also discuss a number of basic nutriceutical supplements needed for basic healthy physiological functioning.  These may include:

Vitamin D: 

Vitamin D is really a hormone and not a vitamin at all.  Unfortunately -  must of us are not exposed to the amount of sunlight needed for our skin to synthesize adequate levels of Vitamin D.   As such - Daily OPTIMAL Vitamin D should be a part of everyone’s preventative health program.  Supplementation with 2,000 to 6,000 units a day of liquid Vitamin D can lower your chances of breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer by 50%.  There is also strong evidence that optimal levels of Vitamin D improves mental function and overall mood, protects against heart disease, and prevents Alzheimer’s disease.These levels should ideally be measured with a blood test and the optimal levels should aim for 120 mmol/l in the blood. It is impossible to overdose on 2000 IU per day and most will need at least 5000 IU or more to achieve optimal levels. Old conventional thinking suggested 400 IU per day but this barely approaches the optimal levels needed to ward off disease. This data was reported in the New England journal of medicine in 2007 but has largely been ignored (NEJM 2007: 357; 266-81 M. Hoflick). 

Omega 3: Fish oil has far reaching health effects. It improves cholesterol levels to the same degree as statin drugs yet with no adverse health effects. It also lowers blood pressure to same extent as antihypertensives. Proper supplementation is measurable and results in a 25% reduction in death. Omega 3s are useful in children with ADHD. Prenatal use of Omega 3s have been linked to an increased IQ and better fine motor co-ordination in the children of mothers who supplemented with fish oil. Aggressive doses have also been known to effect neurologic diseases such as multiple sclerosis for the better. Omega 3s are also as effective as NSAIDs are for arthritis as has been shown in double blinded clinical studies.

Magnesium:  Magnesium is one of the body’s most important minerals. It is required as a co-factor in hundreds of enzymatic processes within cells. It helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, promotes a healthy cardiovascular function, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps maintain blood sugar and blood pressure levels already within normal range, and it is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. It is a major factor in relaxing the smooth muscles within the blood vessels, thereby reducing peripheral vascular resistance and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. It also promotes healthy G.I. motility as well which aids the body's natural processes in detoxification.

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