This therapy involves the supplementation of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and other compounds.
In the case of a deficiency such as anemia, or iron deficiency, supplements are used to replete the body’s stores of that nutrient. Many nutrients have been shown to be effective treatments for a variety of conditions in patients who are not deficient. For example, large doses of vitamin C can be used to improve immunity.
Nutritional supplementation can be a very effective treatment, and in many cases has great research to back it up. However, these nutrients are real medicine, and can be dangerous when used improperly.
Additionally, it is very important to make sure any nutrients you take are of good quality, as poor quality nutrients can have little or no effect, or can endanger your health in certain circumstances. That is why I prescribe only supplements proven to be safe and effective, and backed by rigorous quality control measures.
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