For many people today, what they eat daily is a concern for its ability to be a quality source of providing not only sustenance, but to provide needed quality nutrients for a best quality of health and life. Even for those people who eat the right things at the right amounts, getting the needed minerals, vitamins and nutrients from our food on a daily basis can be a challenge. There are things we all need to know about how our environment, agriculture processes, eating habits, food processing, genetic altering of fruits and vegetables, drug use, genetics and how food is cooked that can influence its ability to provide and maximize mineral and vitamin levels. This is why taking a regimen of high quality daily supplements and vitamins, along with a healthy diet can be the difference between what we think we are getting from our food sources, and what we actually are getting for our nutrient, mineral and vitamin balance. Let’s take a look at the supplements we at PAMC recommend for a healthy balance of the minerals and vitamins we need to achieve optimal health.
DHEA (dehyroepiandrosterone), is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA travels to cells throughout the body and is converted into Androgens and Estrogens. These regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function and our energy levels. Because DHEA levels peak in our body at around age 25 and then steadily decline, supplementation is seen as a critical component in maintaining emotional health and immune function. Studies have shown a strong relationship of increased risk of heart disease in older men with low DHEA levels. Men with increased risk of heart disease should strongly consider daily DHEA supplementation. Women with low libido may benefit from DHEA supplementation along with testosterone and estrogen optimization. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider DHEA a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
DIM (diindolymethane) is the principal breakdown product found in vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, collard greens, brussel sprouts, turnips, radishes and cauliflower. DIM has been shown to reduce the estrogen based cancers such as breast and cervical, and by helping the body maintain a better balance of “good” estrogen (2-hydroxy-estrone) as opposed to “bad” estrogen (16-alpha-hydroxy-estrone). DIM benefits men as well. Using DIM in men avoids accelerating testosterone metabolism, especially regarding unwanted conversion of testosterone to estrogens. Taking a supplement with DIM may lower unwanted estrogen depositing in the prostate thus lowering risk for prostate enlargement as well as prostate cancer. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider DIM a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
Earths Blend Daily Superfood Multi Vitamin
A high quality, properly formulated multi vitamin is considered a vital addition to almost everyone’s daily intake. Often, our ability to get all necessary nutrients and vitamins from our food sources comes up short in what we need, and the multi vitamin supplement can serve as our daily assurance that we get what our body needs to function at its best. With over 48 ingredients, Earths Blend formula of vitamins, probiotics, minerals and herbs is designed to optimize whole system health. Each capsule provides the equivalent of 7 antioxidant loaded servings of fruits and vegetables. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Earths Blend Super food Multi Vitamin a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
Magnesium’s role in the health of humans seems to be more complex than previously thought, and its benefits more opportunistic than imagined. Magnesium is a player in the body’s detoxification process and has been shown to prevent damage cause by environmental factors such as toxins, heavy metals and chemicals. Signs of a magnesium deficiency include headaches, weakness or fatigue, nausea and vomiting and loss of appetite. Conditions such as a digestive system disorder, diabetes, kidney disease and alcoholism can lead to a deficiency of magnesium. Certain medications may also cause a deficiency of magnesium. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Magnesium a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
Omega Sure Omega 3 Fish Oil
The benefits of adding Omega 3 Fish Oil to our daily supplementation regimen are proven in their worth for overall health. Omega 3 fish oil supports healthy cholesterol levels, helps maintain strong bones and boosts our mood. Additionally, Omega 3 fish oil promotes healthy ratios of HDL to LDL, as well as healthy levels of triacylglycerol concentrations in the body. As we age, especially for women who are menopausal, Omega 3 fish oil can support bone health reducing the development of Osteoporosis. There are studies that support the addition of Omega 3 fish oil for improving and maintaining mood levels. Studies have also shown that Omega 3 combats the development of heart and vascular disease via multiple mechanisms including lowering triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, improving arterial function and raising good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Today’s diets for many people are filled with processed foods, which reduces the support of a healthy system. Stress occurring along with an unhealthy system can lead to mood fluctuations. Omega 3 fish oil can be helpful in correcting this. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Omega Sure Omega 3 Fish Oil a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
For many men as they age, problems with the prostate can be a troublesome and sometimes serious health issue. Prostate disease can show itself in three common forms; Prostate inflammation, non cancerous enlargement, and prostate cancer. All men are at risk for prostate problems and statistics show that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Statistically, 1 in 6 men will develop prostate cancer, so ongoing prostate health is paramount for aging men. Prostate Supreme provides a formula of nutrients that are designed to protect prostate cells. Prostate Supreme is a balance of Zinc, Lycopene, Saw Palmetto and Pygeum, Glycine, Alanine, Glumatic Acid and DIM. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Prostate Supreme a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
Saw Palmetto is used as support for a healthy prostate. The ingredients for the formula used to manufacture this product are designed to support a healthy prostate gland. Saw Palmetto has been used for years as a safe support for proper prostate and urinary function. Saw Palmetto has also been shown to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotesterone. DHT conversion may lead to increased prostate enlargement in men as well as hair thinning or loss in both men and women. This product also contains pygeum africanum, a compound that is shown to influence testosterone metabolism. Saw Palmetto is also used for conditions that include bladder disorders, decreased sex drive, hair loss and hormone imbalance. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Saw Palmetto a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
Vitamin D3 is made in our skin when we are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVB). Vitamin D is a critical link to a healthy immune system and regulating healthy cell division. It also supports healthy bone density. Lifestyles that limit outdoor activities and exposure to the sun, as well as the use of sun-block to avoid sun cancers leave many people deficient in natural Vitamin D. Research shows that there are an alarming number of people today with Vitamin D deficiencies. Daily supplementation with Vitamin D can provide the needed support for avoiding the problems related to Vitamin D deficiency. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Vitamin D3 a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.
Zinc 30 is used as support for the body’s immune system. Zinc 30 has been shown to play an important role in support of the body’s defense system. As a micronutrient, Zinc supports the function f T- Lymphocytes and B- Lymphocytes that fight off infections. Zinc supports our immune system in fighting off viral infections such as the common cold. Zinc is essential for normal metabolism and storage of carbohydrates as well as digestion and healthy tissue development. Zinc is also essential for normal fetal and reproductive development, and contributes healthy prostatic function. Zinc supplementation in men has been shown to raise testosterone levels and increase sperm counts. Zinc also suppresses the aromatase enzyme that converts testosterone to unwanted estrogens. If indicated to our clinical staff, we consider Zinc 30 a vital addition to the Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol for achieving best outcomes.