What is a Nutraceutical?

A Nutraceutical is any substance that would be part of food that provides a medical benefit to help prevent and treat disease. Nutraceuticals comes from the words nutrition and pharmaceutical and is used with other forms of therapy to put the body in the best position of healing itself.

You must make sure you are taking the right nutraceuticals due to the fact that there are many that can have health risks. It is very crucial that you obtain the accurate information on the benefits and potential risks of these supplements. Some supplements can also interfere with your current medication.

The following are some examples:

  • Amino acids
  • Isolated nutrients such as lycopene and beta-carotene
  • Dietary supplements such as the B complex vitamins

Benefits of Nutraceutilcals

Nutraceuticals have been used to:

  • Reduce drug cravings
  • Boost energy
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve mental clarity
  • Enhance sleep
  • Provide an overall sense of well-being
  • Prevent chronic disease

Why do I need Nutraceuticals?

Today most of our farmers modify their crops to produce more quantity than quality such as adding pesticide to protect crops from insects and plant disease. Such things have reduced the nutrients in our produce.

At Texas Integrative Medicine & Cardiology, we will assess your medical condition and discuss your diet to determine which nutraceuticals are right for you. Each treatment plan will be customized based on your needs.

For more information regarding nutraceuticals, contact us or call 915-532-8233 for a free consultation.