The Facts About Multivitamins
Why do I need to take a Multivitamin?
In addition to the structural balance you get from your chiropractor (and a regular exercise routine) your body requires chemical balance as well. Without balanced chemistry, your body cannot adapt to stress, heal, or function as efficiently as possible. If you take nothing else, incorporating a multivitamin to your diet will help give you the nutritional foundation your body requires to function optimally.
But I eat really well…
Eating high quality food is important. Better food choices lead to better overall health, and reduce the occurrence of lifestyle-related disease (diabetes, cancer, etc). Unfortunately, eating well isn’t always enough. In an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2002, it was found that “most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. Pending strong evidence of effectiveness from randomized trials, it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.”
That article said “adults.” Why is the doctor recommending vitamins for my child?
Children consume many of the same foods that adults do, and in some cases eat a more limited variety (anyone know a “picky eater”?). If it is prudent for adults to incorporate a multivitamin daily, think about the disadvantage children would be at without one. Their bodies are growing rapidly and require an even sturdier nutritional foundation!
Why can’t I just take any supplement?
All supplements are not created equal.
- A less expensive vitamin may appear to have all the same ingredients as the products we offer, but the actual content is suspect without a third party assay. A third party assay means that an independent diagnostics company assesses every batch of supplement to ensure proper nutrient ratios, purity, and overall quality. Where most supplement producers will eliminate this important step, every bottle sold here has been assessed.
- The company we work with conducts human clinical studies to assess the safety and efficacy of all of its products, as well as to evaluate taste and eliminate tolerance concerns. Lower-cost supplement providers do not often have the resources to implement this, as research is expensive and time consuming. Conducting human clinical research demonstrates a commitment to patient health and satisfaction, which we are wholeheartedly focused on at Langford Chiropractic.
- Our reputations as efficient and competent health care providers are on the line when you don’t respond to care as expected. If we make nutritional recommendations, it is because we feel their addition to your health care routine is essential for your well-being and progress. When you choose a supplement apart from the products we offer, we cannot guarantee that you will reap the benefits you so deserve, as we cannot verify their quality. We’ve taken time to find the highest quality products so that we your body can achieve its highest level of health.