Stephen De Felice, Chairman of the Foundation for Innovation and Medicine, defines nutraceuticals as “food, or parts of a food, that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.”
At Body Symmetry MD, nutraceuticals (also known as non-prescription, pharmaceutical-grade supplements) are exactly what we carry and recommend for all our patients, rather than those overpriced, mid-grade vitamins sold by supplement retailers and many pharmacies across the country.
Though they’re not governed by the FDA, non-prescription goods may be analyzed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, which assesses purity according to strict instructions.
In fact to become considered pharmaceutical-grade, supplements must include more than 99% of their active ingredient without compounds, binders or colors. These are the standards by which Body Symmetry MD nutraceuticals are selected for our patients to use.
Some of the most popular nutraceuticals we recommend for our patients include:
– Appetite suppressants
– High-dose fat burners
– Carb ‘blockers’
– Supplements to curb sweet cravings
– Powdered pre-workout/energy drinks
– Post-workout/recovery amino acids
– Sleep aids
– Pure whey protein shakes/meal replacements
– Vitamin energy boosters
– Supplements to aid in water loss (natural diuretics)
Just like our weight loss and anti-aging programs, our nutraceutical recommendations vary based on each of our patients’ individual goals and health history. In other words, we don’t have a cookie-cutter list of vitamins we urge you to buy, simply because you are a patient on one our programs!
Interested in adding pharmaceutical-grade supplementation to your daily regimen? Schedule a consultation TODAY to find out which of our products may be best for you!