Today we live in an era where a lot of the information we receive is unfortunately through channels which can be misleading, causing us a great deal of confusion. One of those areas is the area of vitamins and supplements. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet about the benefits and requirements for vitamins and supplements. Read on to learn more about essential vitamin supplements, as explained by Dr. Berger.
The Importance of Vitamins
We as humans need adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals for our body’s physiology to work optimally. When we have less than adequate amounts of those minerals and vitamins, it can cause rippling effects throughout various chemical reactions that are necessary for optimal functioning of our cells, causing developmental issues.
We are learning more and more about the very delicate nuances of vitamin and mineral deficiency. Today, our foods do not contain the levels of nutrients that they did prior to the advent of large-scale mass agriculture because our soil has become depleted of many of the essential vitamins and minerals that we need. Patients would need extra vitamins and minerals because they are eating an inadequate diet, or because they on some specialized diet due to medical treatment or weight loss, etc. Otherwise, most people will get most of what they need through a good well-balanced diet from natural foods that are derived from agricultural sources where the soil is not depleted of minerals and vitamins.
How Do I Know if I Am Vitamin Deficient?
The best way to figure out whether you are vitamin deficient is through diagnostic testing. With testing, rather than taking a shotgun approach and taking a multivitamin just because you’re worried about covering all bases, you can be very specific in terms of taking what you need. Dr. Berger is a leading doctor to perform vitamin testing to help you find what exactly you’re missing and what will make you feel better, healthier, overall.
The most common essential vitamins for well-being are vitamin B12, vitamin D3, and B-complex. Again, the only way to know if you are experiencing a deficiency is through testing done to show exactly what you need.
If you believe you may be vitamin deficient, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berger. We will conduct a personal exam and consultation and diagnostic tests to recommend the right supplements for you.