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  • Writer's pictureDr. Steven Gershon

Why Clinical-Grade Supplements are so Important and More Importantly, Why We Prescribe Them!

Supplements are often overlooked in our daily lives until we realize just how much our diets may fall short of providing all the essential nutrients our bodies need. If you're like most people, your diet might consist of familiar foods with limited variety, such as chicken, red meat, vegetables, and potatoes. Is there anything inherently wrong with that? Not necessarily! Depending on the proportions, this could be considered a well-balanced diet.

However, where most of us fall short is in failing to recognize that our foods may not be as nutritionally dense as we assume them to be. Recent studies suggest that over-farming has depleted our soils of essential nutrients, resulting in less nutritionally valuable crops. Moreover, unless we actively seek out meats that are grass-fed, farm-raised, and free from hormones (note the significant difference between these hormones and those prescribed in BHRT), we may inadvertently harm our own bodies.

How Clinical-Grade Supplements Can Provide Support and Make a Difference:

Let's dispel any alarm and zero in on solutions that support our journey towards optimal health. There are numerous ways to fortify our diets and ensure we receive the vital vitamins and nutrients our bodies require. As humans, we have specific nutritional needs that can sometimes be challenging to meet solely through dietary choices. This is where clinical-grade supplements come into play, serving as the reliable support for your otherwise balanced diet.

A supplement, by definition, is something that completes or enhances something else when added to it. In this context, we're specifically referring to dietary supplements – the reliable backup for your otherwise balanced diet.

Many individuals struggle to obtain sufficient amounts of essential nutrients like iron, magnesium, and vitamin D solely from their diet and lifestyle choices. It's tempting to assume that grabbing a bottle of multivitamins from the grocery store is the solution. However, there are valid arguments against this simplistic fix. One concern is that you might not need all the vitamins and minerals provided by the multivitamin, potentially resulting in overcompensation. Another issue is the quality of off-the-shelf vitamins. Nutritionists, supplement experts, and practitioners often warn that a standard multivitamin is more likely to end up in your toilet than in your bloodstream.

Choosing the Right Supplements:

The most effective way to determine which supplements are right for you is by undergoing functional lab testing. These tests examine your blood for nutrient and vitamin levels, providing valuable insights into what your body is lacking. Armed with this information, it becomes much easier to identify the specific supplements you need and their appropriate dosages. But there's an essential additional factor to consider – the quality of the supplements you choose. This ensures that you're not wasting your money and that your wellness goals are met.

In our professional opinion, the highest quality supplements are clinical-grade. Most often clinical-grade supplements are sourced and manufactured in compounding pharmacies.

These specialized facilities create custom medications from basic ingredients, tailored to individual patients' needs. Unlike pre-mixed formulas, compounding pharmacists start with base drugs, blending and preparing them to suit each patient's unique requirements.

Gershon Preventative Medicine collaborates closely with trusted compounding pharmacies and manufacturers to provide our patients with clinical-grade supplements and hormones that precisely align with their specific needs.

When it comes to the supplements we offer, we take several important factors into consideration:

  • Quality Assurance: We take pride in sourcing clinical-grade supplements from trusted manufacturing groups and compounding pharmacies. These partners adhere to strict quality standards, ensuring that the supplements we provide meet the highest quality and safety criteria.

  • Third-Party Sales: While it’s true that you may find similar supplements at lower prices on platforms like Amazon, it’s crucial to consider the source. Third-party sales may not guarantee the same level of quality, safety, and purity that we uphold.

  • Regulatory Oversight: Clinical-grade supplements are subject to more rigorous regulatory oversight, often produced in facilities following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). This ensures consistent quality and safety. In some cases, clinical-grade supplements may require a prescription or recommendation from a healthcare provider.

  • Sourcing and Transparency: We prioritize transparency in our sourcing process. The ingredients for clinical-grade supplements come from reputable manufacturers and suppliers with a focus on quality, safety, and efficacy. The supply chain is well-documented, giving you confidence in what you’re taking.

  • Personalized Guidance: Our healthcare professionals are here to provide personalized guidance on the use of clinical-grade supplements based on your unique health needs. These supplements are an integral part of a comprehensive healthcare plan designed to support your well-being

In today’s wellness landscape, there’s a plethora of options when it comes to supplements. From over-the-counter choices to online purchases on platforms like Amazon, convenience is readily available.

However, when it comes to something as crucial as your health, the quality and regulatory standards of these options can vary significantly.

At Gershon Preventative Medicine, we understand the importance of making informed decisions about your healthcare. That’s why we specialize in clinical-grade supplements that meet rigorous standards.

Clinical-grade supplements may come at a slightly higher cost, but the assurance of quality, regulatory compliance, and personalized guidance make them a valuable investment in your well-being. We are here to support you on your path to optimal health, ensuring that every step you take is a step towards a healthier, happier you.


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