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The More You Know: Being Smart About Dietary Supplement Pills

supps-595x370In the quest for better health, dietary supplement pills are among some of the most popular choices for many people.  They can help us improve our sleep, our memory, our energy and work performance, build muscle, and even help us grow healthier nails and hair.  When you’re spending your hard-earned dollars on a product you believe will benefit you, it’s important to know that the products truly contain the ingredients you’re looking for.
A recent article in The New York Times Well Blog highlighted four cases of fraudulent supplement ingredients.  Not only did the products not contain the ingredients they claimed to, some were even polluted with ingredients that weren’t listed at all.  The list of offenders accused by the New York State attorney general’s office were some pretty heavy players – Walgreens, Target, Walmart and GNC (the details of the report and the article can be found here).

Dietary Supplement Pills

The fact is, a dietary supplement can be an effective additive to help people achieve a number of positive health perks, but it’s always best to consult your physician to find out which ones they prefer.  At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, Dr. Brady will often recommend supplements to patients for various reasons.  Here’s where the old phrase, “you get what you pay for” becomes especially significant though.  We only recommend brands that are tried and true, tested for the proper ingredients, and with an efficacy profile that speaks for itself.  Two of our favorite brands Metagenics and BioTE nutraceuticals.
If you’ve got concerns about the current supplements you’re using, or if you are wondering if there are supplements that could aid in accomplishing your health and wellness goals, we’d be happy to discuss it with you.  Many of our patients have found success using supplements we recommend, whether it’s for hormonal balance or other reasons. Dr. Brady can consult with you regarding your specific concerns and objectives and offer guidance to help you get where you’d like to be.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can contact us by calling (214) 442-0055 or by using our online contact form.  We look forward to working together with you to achieve optimal health!