More than two-thirds of the U.S. adult population are considered to be overweight or obese, and of those people, about two-thirds desire to lose that excess weight. While health experts agree that making lifestyle changes such as eating right and exercising regularly are crucial to achieving long-term weight loss, it is often easier said than done. In the past few years, more and more people are turning to nutraceuticals to promote faster weight loss and boost their performance to help them more easily achieve their weight loss and health goals.
The term nutraceutical comes from the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical” and refers to any supplemental products that are created from food sources and provide health benefits in addition to the primary nutritional value found in the food. According to Stephen De Felice, Chairman of the Foundation for Innovation and Medicine, nutraceuticals can be defined as “food, or part of a food, that provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention or treatment of disease.” In other words, nutraceuticals are medications that contain foods that are medically or nutritionally beneficial to the human body.
Nutraceuticals may be formulated with ingredients like vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids and more to help improve your overall health and wellness. These natural supplements can be instrumental in naturally enhancing the results of your medical weight loss or anti-aging programs or even aid in preventing the onset of diseases like heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Who is a Candidate for Nutraceuticals?
At Body Symmetry MD, we offer nutraceuticals to our patients interested in enhancing or boosting their medical weight loss or anti-aging programs. Rather than waste time and money on overpriced, mid-grade vitamins sold by supplement retailers and pharmacies across the country, our non-prescription pharmaceutical-grade supplements are what we recommend to our patients based on their health status and goals. With no known side effects and natural ingredients, nutraceuticals are an ideal option for most patients who wish to supplement their daily health regimens.
Though not governed by the FDA, non-prescription pharmaceutical-grade nutraceuticals must adhere to strict purity policies put in place by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention to be considered pharmaceutical-grade. This means that supplements must include more than 99 percent of their active ingredient without any compounds, binders or colors present. These are the standards by which Body Symmetry MD selects our nutraceuticals for our patients to ensure they see and feel the results they are looking for. During your initial consultation, our wellness consultants will carefully assess your medical history, symptoms and goals to determine whether nutraceuticals are right for you.
What Nutraceuticals are Offered at Body Symmetry?
Nutraceuticals can offer a wide range of health benefits for patients and can be tailored to your unique symptoms and needs. Whether you wish to enhance your workout performance, boost your energy or stop cravings for unhealthy foods, nutraceuticals can help you to reach your goals more quickly. Some of the most popular nutraceuticals we recommend for our patients at Body Symmetry MD include:
- Appetite suppressants
- High-dose fat burners
- Carb blockers
- Supplements to curb sweet cravings
- Powdered pre-workout energy drinks
- Post-workout recovery amino acids
- Sleep aids
- Pure whey protein shakes and meal replacements
- Vitamin energy boosters
- Supplements to aid in water loss, or natural diuretics
As with our medical weight loss and anti-aging programs, our nutraceutical recommendations are physician-guided and will vary for each patient based on their individual goals and health history. At Body Symmetry MD, we don’t just offer a “cookie-cutter” list of vitamins we urge our patients to buy simply because they have enlisted in one of our wellness programs. We ensure that any supplementation we prescribe to your customized plan aids you in your journey to wellness.
How Do Nutraceuticals Work?
In recent years, nutraceuticals have generated a great deal of interest due to their potential nutritional health benefits, safety and therapeutic effects. Nutraceuticals have the ability to play a role in a number of biological processes in the body, including strengthening antioxidant defenses, aiding in digestion and weight loss, preventing chronic diseases or postponing the natural aging process by providing your body with extra nutrition. Your nutraceutical may come in pill, powder or liquid form, and depending on the supplement selected, it will work to boost your energy, performance, sleep, or weight loss naturally over time.
If you are ready to safely and naturally supplement your weight loss or anti-aging programs with the power of nutraceuticals, our wellness consultants are here to recommend the right nutraceutical that will help you achieve your goals faster and easier. Contact the Body Symmetry MD office today at 833-789-2639 to schedule a consultation and find out if nutraceuticals are the right therapy for you.