Supplementation: How to know what will work best for your body?

Defining what your body needs

Do you know what your body needs? Find out how to keep your metabolism healthy and discover quality resources for supplementation. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to understand the state of your metabolic health and provide quality resources for supplementation. 

Everyone has different metabolic needs and it can be tricky to determine what your body needs in order to function at its best. An important step towards identifying metabolic health is understanding the components of metabolic wellness including looking at blood labs and understanding micronutrient absorption. Finding quality ingredients that support metabolic balance should be the cornerstone of any supplement routine and it’s worth it to do your research so that you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. Here at Axiom Chiropractic, we want to equip you with all the information necessary to ensure metabolic wellbeing, from lifestyle advice to personalized supplement suggestions. Ultimately, empowering you on your metabolic health journey!

Understanding your metabolic health

We recommend scheduling an annual full-comprehensive blood test. This consists of 17 different lab tests ranging from a general CBC panel to inflammation and liver markers. It’s important that all tests are taken at once in order to properly understand the overall function of the body. As always, our organs and tissues work in a synchronistic balance with one another. One imbalance often leads to more issues down the road. 

Secondly, you will need a trained professional to read your lab results. Oftentimes we see that our labs are falling within the stated “normal range,” however, the ranges are often skewed and are not tailored to the individuals health history, age, gender, race etc. Once a trusted provider has identified possible imbalances from your lab results, it is time to consider what dietary changes and supplements are necessary. 

Finding quality supplements

Now that you know how to define what your body needs and how to find quality supplements, it’s time to make sure you are choosing a top quality supplement. 

With the vast variety of nutritional supplements that are readily available in stores and online, it can be difficult to differentiate between good and bad supplements. Quality supplements can make a huge difference to our body’s health, but it can be hard to know what to look out for when shopping around. To ensure you are getting the most nutritious supplement that is third party tested, whole foods should be your first step. 

The difference between good and bad supplements

The difference between good and bad supplements is crucial in order to maintain metabolic health. Good supplements are organic or whole-food based, meaning they are made from natural sources like plants, herbs, and minerals; while bad supplements may contain harmful chemicals or fillers that can cause more harm than good.

Unfortunately, our food sources are not filled with as many vitamins and minerals as they used to be due to the use of pesticides and harmful chemicals that deplete nutrient density of the soil over time. Additionally, absorption is an essential factor when determining which supplements will give you the most metabolic benefit. Did you know that a large amount of vitamin companies use food dyes, GMO soy, artificial sugars, plastics, pesticides and even heavy metals in their products? This is scary to know that we are feeding these things to ourselves and children on a daily basis. Most people are unknowingly poisoning themselves with these poor quality products and receiving little to no benefit from the vitamin. We recommend companies like Standard Process, Cyrene Labs and Optimal Health Systems for this reason, as they only use quality ingredients. 

Additionally, do your research: read labels carefully, check labels for organic certification or organic labeling seals, and ask health industry experts if you are unsure about an ingredient. Doing your homework when shopping for nutritional supplements will help ensure you make the best decision to support the overall health of your body.

Taking the Next Step

By evaluating metabolic deficiencies, you can guarantee quality results from choosing the right supplements for your unique metabolic needs.Taking nutritional supplements can be the difference between achieving metabolic health goals or facing serious metabolic complications down the road. 

If you want to learn more about finding the right supplement and diet for your unique situation, contact us today. We offer comprehensive nutritional testing that can help you get on track for optimal health! We are dedicated to finding the best ways to support your metabolic health journey. From lifestyle and dietary advice, to supplement suggestions tailored specifically to you. Our goal is to empower you on your journey towards achieving optimal health.