Are You On The Right Supplements for Your Health?

by | Jul 19, 2017 | Health & Well-being |

Many people are unaware of the interactions between Natural Medicines and Pharmaceuticals and also diagnosed health issues.  There are also times where Natural Medicines can complement pharmaceutical script to reduce symptoms so you can comfortably continue taking your Doctor’s prescription.

For example, did you know that:

  • Licorice extract can increase blood pressure if taken in high dosages.
  • If you have not had your full iron studies tested for some time, you should not self-prescribe iron as many people these days have high iron stores which can give the same symptoms as low iron.
  • Some statin medication for cholesterol can reduce the Co Enzyme Q10 in the body which can result in cramping in the legs and brain fog, as well as other symptoms. By taking Co Enzyme Q10 it can assist for some people to continue to safely take their cholesterol medication without the side effects.  But Co Enzyme Q10 slightly thins the blood so should not be taken with blood thinners such as warfarin.
  • Thyroxine may deplete calcium and iron from the body and many other medications can deplete magnesium.
  • If you take high dose magnesium and calcium at the same time they will counteract each other out? But if you take calcium without half the dosages of magnesium, the human body will struggle to absorb the calcium.
  • Some forms of magnesium can assist with constipation and are not recommended for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And also calcium and magnesium absorb best if taken in powdered form.
  • Taking too many antioxidants and detoxing supplements without supporting Phase 2 Liver Detoxification Profile, can actually put more stress on the liver.
  • Taking Iron and Zinc at the same time or Iron and Calcium will stop the absorption of Iron supplements.
  • Some retail range Iron supplements will cause constipation where Naturopathic Practitioner brands will not.
  • Probiotics come in a large variety of strains to assist various health conditions. Not everyone will benefit from the same strain, depending on the health complaint.
  • Many supplements ordered over the Internet may not be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration? This means that what is stated to be in the bottle may not actually be in there.  They can also have many fillers that will cause even further health issues.
Vitamins And Supplements

Where are you receiving your Natural Medicine advice from?  Is it from a qualified Naturopath who has been trained for 4 years in Natural Medicines?

To help the community receive the correct advice and also be able to access superior Practitioner Range Naturopathic Prescribed Natural Medicines we would like to introduce our half hour Initial Consultations with our Assistant Naturopaths.

This will give you the opportunity to have your supplements reviewed, access individualised compounded protein powders, receive advice on interactions, discuss any testing that may be recommended for your health, and access practitioner range supplements from our clinic and also have an account set up directly with our supplier so you can order your products and have them sent to your house the next day.

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