It is said it takes 21 days for a new habit to replace an old habit. Even a seemingly simple supplement program can be challenging to follow. Start small and build on your initial success. We suggest the use of a dosette or pillbox to help ingrain this as a habit.
Knowing what supplements each individual needs is important, but just as important is making sure that what you are taking contains the purest and most “bioavailable” ingredients possible. Bioavailability is the extent that the vitamin can be absorbed through your intestine into the body. If bioavailability is low then more is passing through you than helping the health of your body.
There are 3 types of vitamins:
- Nutritional Grade – vitamins you find at your local store. The same level of regulation does not apply to these and the purity is questionable. So, you may not actually be getting the 1000mg of vitamin C that they claim. The actual vitamins in these is does not have high level of bioavailability.
- Medical Grade – a purer vitamin. It has better bioavailability than nutritional grade supplements, however there is still no requirement that the product and its contents are confirmed.
- Pharmaceutical Grade – the best vitamin you can buy. For a company to claim this an outside accredited lab has evaluated the supplement and confirmed they are the purest and most bioavailable.
These are important differences to keep in mind as you are looking for the vitamins and supplements that are right for you. At True Balance we continually monitor scientific research and clinical results to provide our patients the purest, most potent supplements available.