5 Reasons to Try a Medically Supervised Program of Nutritional Supplements

Getting enough nutrients can be a challenge even when you try to follow a healthy diet. You may make an effort to make nutritious choices but still wonder if you’re getting enough of the vitamins and minerals that you need. Thankfully, nutritional supplements can help to fill in the gaps.

However, it’s important not to approach dietary supplementation as a do-it-yourself project. At Murray’s Health & Wellness, Dr. Emilia Murray helps our patients determine which supplements are right for them. 

Here are the top five reasons to seek a medically supervised program of nutritional supplements.

1. Over-the-counter supplements are hit or miss.

Dietary supplements can vary widely in their quality. Some supplements may contain little of the stated active nutrient. Due to Food and Drug Administration rules, there’s a lot of freedom for manufacturers to produce supplements with little oversight. If you buy a nutritional supplement at your local grocery store, for example, it may not have enough potency to provide the benefits you expect. With our medically supervised program, Dr. Murray knows which supplements to use for your needs, and she prescribes only high-quality supplements.

2. You need a unique supplement regimen.

Your diet isn’t the same as anyone else’s, so the supplements you take shouldn’t be either. You need a doctor to help you assess which nutritional supplements will benefit you the most. Dr. Murray will look at your current diet and determine which nutrients might be missing. There’s no reason to take a guesswork approach to your health. 

3. Your nutrient needs may change over time.

As your health and lifestyle evolve, your needs for nutritional supplements changes over time. That’s why it’s helpful to have a doctor who’s personally familiar with your health overseeing your case. If you’re under stress, for example, you may have greater need for certain nutrients. Or if you’re considering becoming pregnant, your needs change again, but in a different way. Dr. Murray can recommend the appropriate supplements, no matter what your situation.

4. Medical supervision keeps you safe.

Supplements are beneficial and can help improve the health of your body and mind. But the wrong supplements can be dangerous as well. For example, if you’re pregnant or have certain medical conditions, some supplements can be unsafe. 

If you start taking a new prescription medication, you could face new risks of interactions between the medication and your supplements. You need the personalized care of a doctor who knows about your entire health and lifestyle.

5. Medically supervised programs prescribe high-quality supplements.

Taking supplements that don’t work can be a waste of time and money. When you use supplements prescribed by Dr. Murray, you can be assured that they’re doctor approved.

Dr. Murray recommends two specific brands of supplements. The Life Extension® brand uses the highest quality ingredients and ensures that they never contain heavy metals or microbes. They also ensure that the supplements are potent and pure, so you know exactly what you’re getting.

The Nature’s Sunshine® brand is more affordable but also contains high-quality ingredients. You still get the benefits of the supplement because the ingredients are also pure and effective.  

Taking nutritional supplements is a great way to take control of your health. With Dr. Murray’s help, you can ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs. Call our office in Naples, Florida, or make an appointment online.

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