Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
Nutritional supplements are an important component for nutritional balancing. Healthy foods are your primary source of nutrition. However, foods may not be concentrated with the particular nutrients you may need in much higher concentrations. As such, our nutritional supplements provide a replenishing dosage of the specific nutrients you need.
Am I required to use your nutritional supplements?
However, you may want to consider a few of the benefits our laboratory nutritional supplements can provide. These include:
- They are among the highest quality supplements available.
- They are specifically formulated for your program.
- They are clinically tested by the lab for decades, for efficacy.
- They provide a controlled intake of the specific nutrients you need.
- They are economical.
- They are delivered to your door.
Learn more about what sets Trace Nutrients® dietary supplements apart from the rest!
Why do I need so many nutritional supplements?
You may be surprised how many nutritional supplements are typically required for nutritional balancing. After all, commercials show a multivitamin/mineral pill, the size of a BB, which supplies “all” the RDA nutrients you need. This is not nutritional balancing.
Nutritional balancing is different. It requires replenishing dosages. Keep in mind, you are attempting to restore a dynamic balance between essential nutrients and at the same time, rid your body of myriad toxins. This simply requires a large quantity of specific nutritional supplements to reduce your current nutrient excesses and increase deficiencies.
It is important to keep in mind that myriad factors hinder nutrient absorption throughout the digestive tract and this delays cellular utilization. By maintaining a constant supply of specific nutrients you need, the digestive tract begins to heal which allows better absorption and increases the potential for cellular utilization.
Which ones, how many, and when?
Our nutritional supplement recommendations are computer-generated specific to your unique nutrient needs as revealed by your analysis. You will find specific instructions in the laboratory report that includes which supplements you need, how many to consume, and when you should consume them.
Nutritional supplement schedules are another benefit provided in your lab report and are presented as follows:
AM NOON PM
Supplement A 2 1 1
Supplement B 1 1 1
Supplement C 3 3 3
Why are your nutritional supplements so expensive?
At first glance, it is certainly understandable to suffer sticker shock! However, consider several factors that reveal they are more cost-effective and economical than you may realize. First, keep in mind the quantity of nutritional supplements that may be recommended in your program.
Now ask yourself the following questions:
- How many designer coffees do you consume per day?
- How many energy drinks do you consume per day?
- How many energy bars or other energy foods per day?
- How many soft drinks do you consume per day?
- How many OTC medications do you currently consume per day?
- How much do you currently spend on supplements?
With these few questions, if you are like most, you will find that you currently spend more money on products that do not contribute to a well-nourished mind and body. On average, a full 90-day supplement program is less than $3.50 per day. Of course, this varies depending on your specific supplement needs.
Keep in mind; you control your costs in your supplement program! For example, you can reduce costs by taking the supplements (3 times a day as recommended) every other day or even third day. Alternatively, you could consume the morning regimen one day, the noon the next, and the evening the next.
However you choose to control your supplement program, you are still providing the additional nutrients you need. After all, doing something is better than doing nothing!
What about RDA’s and MDA’s?
Institutionalized nutrient recommendations such as Recommended Daily Amounts (RDA) or Minimum Daily Amounts (MDA), do not address your specific nutrient needs. They do not take into account your current nutrient excesses or deficiencies nor do they address the presence of toxins.
During a nutritional balancing program, you will find certain nutrients are well above or even below institutionalized recommendations. Keep in mind, a replenishing dosage is much higher than a maintenance dosage. Even though they may exceed recommendations, they are not anywhere near the levels considered mega-dosing.
Isn’t this a conflict of interest?
As consumers ourselves, we agree that this is a fair question in a sales-driven and skeptical society.
In the same manner automakers promote Genuine OEM parts because their engineers have designed the components using specific metallurgical formulas, manufacturing tolerances, and so on; we do recommend supplements specifically formulated by the laboratory as an important component of your nutritional balancing program.
There are many high-quality nutritional supplements available today; however, they are not necessarily formulated with the specific nutrients and important nutrient cofactors you need to ultimately bring your biochemistry toward a dynamic balance. Our lab supplements, unlike other sources, are formulated specific to your nutrient needs and are not a haphazard approach.
“Our sincere desire in the field of nutritional research is to provide a better understanding of the relationships between vitamins and minerals, how these nutrients can affect one’s health and how specific recommendations of vitamins and minerals can enhance and help individuals achieve optimum levels of health.” ~Dr. David L. Watts, Healthscope, Issue #9, June-July, 1983
Dr. Watts is the current Director of Research at Trace Elements Inc.
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Stop Wasting Your Money!
A top medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine produced a study called: Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. Dr Edgar Miller, one of the researchers, stated people are not only wasting their money but also increasing potential health problems by using vitamin/mineral supplements. Source; CBS Evening News, Dec 16, 2013
Note: At Hair Analysis Report, we can’t help but to agree. There is an endless amount of supplements being consumed without consumers even knowing whether or not they need the particular nutrients being consumed. In addition, as seen on our site, improper supplementing can further increase nutrient excesses and deficiencies (imbalances) contributing to myriad symptoms and even disease!
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2002 – Two Harvard researchers, Robert H. Fletcher, M.D., M.Sc., and Kathleen M. Fairfield, M.D., Dr.P.H., of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, have joined a growing list of scientific experts who recognize the benefits of vitamins by stating in the June 19 issue of JAMA that “we recommend that all adults take one multivitamin daily.” The researchers reviewed more than 30 years of English-language articles about vitamins in relation to chronic diseases and published their findings in two companion articles. Council for Responsible Nutrition
“Many physicians may be unaware of common food sources of vitamins or unsure which vitamins they should recommend for their patients. Vitamin excess is possible with supplementation, particularly for fat-soluble vitamins. Inadequate intake of several vitamins has been linked to chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.” Kathleen M. Fairfield, MD,DrPH; Robert H. Fletcher, MD,MSc , JAMA. 2002;287:3116-3126. Vitamins for Chronic Disease Prevention in Adults
“Supplement users reported motivations related to overall health more commonly than for supplementing nutrients from food intakes. Use of supplements was related to more favorable health and lifestyle choices.”
Regan L. Bailey, PhD, RD; Jaime J. Gahche, MPH; Paige E. Miller, PhD, RD; Paul R. Thomas, EdD, RD; Johanna T. Dwyer, PhD, RD Why US Adults Use Dietary Supplements. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(5):355-361. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2299.
“Among this Norwegian cohort of mothers and children, maternal use of folic acid supplements in early pregnancy was associated with a reduced risk of severe language delay in children at age 3 years.”
Christine Roth, MSc, ClinPsyD; Per Magnus, MD, PhD; Synnve Schjølberg, MSc, ClinPsyD; Camilla Stoltenberg, MD, PhD; Pål Surén, MD, MPH; Ian W. McKeague, PhD; George Davey Smith, MD, DSc; Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, MD, PhD; Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH. Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy and Severe Language Delay in Children. JAMA. 2011;306(14):1566-1573. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1433.