Susan VanVonderen, RN, CNP
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine & Hormone & Weight Loss Specialist located in Camarillo, CA
Getting proper nutrition from your diet helps prevent diseases and bodily malfunctions. However, it isn’t always simple to get the nutrients you need through your diet alone. At Rejuvenicity in Camarillo, California, Susan VanVonderen, RN, CNP, offers nutritional testing to identify the nutrients that you may need in the form of supplements. If your diet is restricted in any way, call Rejuvenicity or book your consultation online to explore the benefits of nutritional supplements.
Nutritional Supplements Q & A
What are nutritional supplements?
Nutritional supplements are additives to your diet. They aren’t a substitute for the nutrients that you get in your diet: Instead, they make up for nutrients that you’re lacking. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids can all come in the form of pills or capsules that you can take to help manage a condition or just to improve your general health.
How do I know if I need nutritional supplements?
Nutritional supplements aren’t beneficial for everyone. There are a few situations in which nutritional supplements are especially beneficial. Susan works with you to identify some that you should take if you are:
- Pregnant or might become pregnant
- Age 50 or older
- Vegetarian or vegan
- Lactose intolerant
- Affected by a chronic condition
- Preparing for or recovering from surgery
Basically, if you have any dietary restrictions by choice or as a medical requirement, you may need nutritional supplements to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need. Susan also offers nutritional testing if you’re not sure whether or not you should take supplements.
What are some popular nutritional supplements?
At Rejuvenicity, Susan offers several important nutritional supplements to add to your diet and enhance your wellness. Some examples of important nutritional supplements are:
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that your body produces on its own that helps you produce other hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Because you produce less of it as you age, taking DHEA supplements can help you retain your levels and combat age-related declines in health and mobility.
Vitamin D has the essential job of helping your body absorb calcium to keep your bones strong and sturdy. While it’s hard to get vitamin D in your diet alone, you get some of it when you spend time in the sun.
If you don’t get enough vitamin D from the sun or your diet, taking the supplement can help keep your bones healthy and ward off osteoporosis, cancer, and other conditions.
Adrenals are a type of supplement extracted from animals’ adrenal glands that improve the functioning of your own adrenal gland. They help you combat fatigue, allergies, depression, alcohol withdrawal, and other symptoms.
Nutritional supplements can make a big difference in how you feel and how your body works. To find out if taking nutritional supplements could benefit your health, call Rejuvenicity or book your consultation online at your convenience.