Nutraceuticals are foods containing health-bolstering effects so significant that they are seen to have medicinal benefit. These specifically formulated vitamins and supplements can be taken accompanying Hormone Pellet Therapy, or as part of a nutrient-enriching dietary regimen. Be sure to ask Dr. Brzezinski about which Nutraceuticals are right for you at your next appointment!
Note: some of Dr. B’s recommended Nutraceuticals have changed in brand, but the formulas have remained constant. Many formulas previously carried by BioTE are now supplied by Common Sense Supplements. The label may have changed, but the commitment to high quality ingredients and effective results has not!
The Iodine Plus supplement from BioTE Medical helps promote effective thyroid function by delivering iodine directly to the thyroid gland. Because of its tendency to bind with certain foods, some food-borne iodine can prove inaccessible to thyroid hormone production, which can cause an iodine deficiency. Iodine is necessary for effective thyroid function because the gland converts it into two hormones—triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)—that help regulate the body’s metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This supplement also contains the essential ingredients selenium and zinc, which are also used by the thyroid to create the T3 hormone.
Nutraceuticals are pharmaceutical-grade standardized nutrients and are treated differently in different countries. In the United States, most nutraceuticals are regulated as dietary supplements and food additives by the FDA. They can also be called functional foods and in Canada, for example, there is no distinction between functional foods and nutraceuticals and are considered a product with a physiological benefit or protective capacity. The definition and quality of nutraceuticals in other countries may vary. All Nutraceuticals are produced in FDA outsourcing compound pharmacies located in the United States and are held to the highest potency and quality standards.
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