Integrative medicine is a collaboration of safe and effective therapies from conventional and complementary medicine. Integrative practitioners look beyond symptoms to identify and address the root cause and work hand in hand with patients to develop a plan of care. This collaborative, wellness-driven approach often includes clinical nutrition – both through diet, and nutritional supplementation. Such tools are termed “nutraceuticals”.
Over-the-counter vitamins often do not offer the research, quality, or efficacy that research based nutraceuticals can deliver. All vitamins are not created equal. It’s exciting to have the research available to treat our patients and support the diet in order to nourish wellness and encourage healing.
It’s exciting to have evidence based double-blind placebo studies that prove the efficacy and quality of supplementing the diet with certain nutraceuticals. The Center for Disease Control has informed Americans of the nutrient depletions that are common in our diets. Our bodies are in need of nutrients in order to make sufficient hormones, support immune systems, grow adequately, fight cancer and many other essential life processes. Bodies who are supplemented with adequate vitamins and minerals are much less likely to succumb to disease and more apt to experience energy and good quality of life. There is assurance knowing that our nutraceuticals will survive the stomach acid and absorb appropriately. Some of the vitamins we utilize are prescription formulations in other countries. Quality is everything, our line of vitamins are physician distributed only and individually selected.
One excellent source of quality nutraceuticals that we utilize is Integrative Therapeutics. Their quality is superior. Integrative Therapeutics abides by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set a set of requirements by which ingredients must be selected, manufactured, verified, and stored in order to ensure consistent quality. Integrative Therapeutics has achieved this standard for their facility by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP. Research, selection quality of raw materials, vigorous auditing, QAI (organic processor), and NSF (onsite auditor) all speak to the quality and efficacy of the nutraceuticals provided by your medical provider at Radiant Integrative Health.