When it comes to our nutrition, it’s easy to think that by eating whole foods – like organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and unprocessed dairy – that it will be enough to ensure our body receives the essential nutrients it needs to stay well and thrive. Unfortunately, we live in a time where our farming practices have left the soil significantly lacking in nutrients which feed the crops that in turn feed us. Over-farming, pesticides, fertilizers, and other pollutants have contributed to this dilemma. While organic farming methods are certainly on the rise, as well as accessibility to organic produce, we still live in a society that fuels itself on convenience whether from fast food restaurants or processed foods. It’s inevitable that, despite our best efforts, we have fallen prey to the convenience factor at some point in our life.
Dietary supplements have been around since the 1940’s when consumers began purchasing multi-vitamins. Over the years, supplements have evolved into substances you can eat or drink; comprised of vitamins, minerals, herbs or other plants, amino acids, or parts of these substances; and widely available. To help our body combat the deficiencies in our soil and food we can take supplements. However, it’s important to note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate the dietary supplement industry, meaning they can be sold without research supporting the product’s claims. So what can you do to ensure your body receives the high quality nutrients it needs to thrive?
Fortunately, there are reputable companies out there that produce dietary supplements that are supported by key research. It’s even more significant because, despite not being regulated, these companies have invested tremendous resources to build trust and credibility to back up their product’s claims. That speaks volumes. At Damron Chiropractic & Wellness we choose to align ourselves with other trustworthy and credible companies, so when it comes to improving wellness through diet, we recommend Standard Process to our patients. The major reason due to the extensive research this 85 year old company has invested in its products to be sure that those who use it have the best quality product possible. We want to know that the lives we touch each and every day are provided with the most current and accurate information regarding optimal health.
Supplements are our allies that give our bodies the resources it needs to thrive.