What Supplements are right for me

Sunday Nov 13, 2011 | Dr. Said | Comments Off on What Supplements are right for me

In recent weeks, mainstream media has reported that it may be harmful to take vitamin and mineral
supplements. Some reports say that women who take a multivitamin have a higher risk of dying than
those who don’t take supplements. In another report, it was observed that taking vitamin E actually
increased the risk of prostate cancer in men. But then there are hundreds of scientific studies that
show vitamin supplements can contribute to the protection against and treatment of disease. It seems
as though for every report that vitamins can be harmful, there are many more studies showing that
they are incredibly helpful.
As a consumer, “what should you believe?” may not be the right question to ask.
The right question is, “what supplements are right for me, given my personal
medical history, genetics and lifestyle?”
THE SOLUTION IS MICRONUTRIENT TESTING. With a simple blood draw, you will
determine the nutrients in which you are specifically deficient and choose supplements based on your
actual deficiencies. Since the “more is better” philosophy can be dangerous in both pharmaceuticals
and supplements, we recommend that doctors and patients stop guessing and start testing when it
comes to nutritional status.
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE – Micronurient testing
measures nutritional status using your white blood cells,
so deficiencies reported are unique to you. Comprehensive
Analysis – 32 nutrients plus anti-oxidant status are tested.
PREVENTING IMBALANCES – If minerals, vitamins
or antioxidants are taken without being properly balanced,
they can induce deficiencies in other nutrients as a side effect.
For example, too much of an antioxidant can actually make it
become a pro-oxidant, which damages (vs. protects) cells.
SIX MONTH NUTRIENT HISTORY – Micronutrient testing gives a 4-6 month nutritional history
since it is specifically performed on cells that have a long lifespan. It is more than just a snapshot.

Micronutrient test