A common question at Tiger Medical Institute is, “Why are supplements one of Tiger’s eight health habits?” The follow-up question is, “What happens when I begin to take supplements?” This article aims to share common changes that can occur because of a supplementation plan. It’s important to note that everything I’m sharing in this article is based on you working with a physician who understands your unique health profile and needs. Supplementation plans recommended by Tiger doctors are always given in connection with extensive testing to know where you need support.
Energy Levels Improve
Given the U.S. food supply processing, soil depletion, and environmental toxins, it can be challenging to get everything you need from food alone. Vitamins, especially B vitamins, are essential to your health. They help convert food into usable energy while also supporting the manufacture of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. When this is working well, consistent energy levels are the norm. If you are fatigued often throughout the day, ask your doctor about B vitamins. Properly taken, they can be part of the solution to your energy problems.
Immune System Support
Each day your immune system is busy killing off invaders that would make you sick. In addition, the immune system creates new cells that require energy to do their work before expiration. Many complex activities are going on simultaneously, 24/7, to keep you healthy, which needs support. The choices you make daily either regulate your immune function up or down. Habits like getting adequate sleep, diaphragmic breathing to disarm stress, hydration, and daily movement can all help immune function improve. Supplements can also play a vital role in the upregulation of your immune function. Vitamin C, Zinc, and Vitamin D are all known to play a role in supporting immune function. Quercetin and mushroom formulas can also be beneficial in helping you stay healthy and avoid common illnesses.
Vitamin D is a nutrient that improves muscle strength. If you are consistent in daily vitamin D intake, it will assist you in your strength training goals. You probably aren’t trying to become a professional athlete but maintaining some muscle tone is an excellent goal to maintain mobility and prevent falls.
Mental Clarity Improvements
Your brain is a small organ but requires significant oxygen and nutrition to feed its energy demands. The better you support the body’s needs, the better you can support brain function. Mental fatigue often follows physical fatigue. Managing your energy through physician-assisted supplementation can improve cognitive performance.
Taking vitamins and other supplements can cause an upset stomach if not taken with food.
You’ll need to learn your body’s tolerance for taking supplements and how best to take them to avoid nausea. Additionally, working with a physician is critical to make sure you won’t have an interaction with a prescription drug you are taking or mistakenly overdose on specific vitamins or minerals.
Taking supplements can be a winning strategy in your pursuit of optimal health. Several positive changes can make it worth the investment in a supplementation plan.
At Tiger Medical Institute, our clinical team believes in the power of supplementation in achieving optimal health. Our doctors conduct advanced testing and create a customized supplementation plan to support your most important health imbalances based on the results.
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