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General considerations for vitamin/supplement use

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 I often have patients ask me about supplements. Among the most popular are Glucosamine Chondroitin, a compound thought to improve joint health, and vitamin mixes for bone health. While the research on their usefulness is decidedly undecided, there are a few things that you should keep in mind should you feel the need to experiment.
 Not all brands are created equal. As with most things, higher quality usually cost more. Follow these general guidelines and you have a better chance of getting a quality product. First, read the label of your supplement. Look at the section labeled "other ingredients". These are essentially fillers and usually do nothing more than take up space. The higher quality brands usually have very few of other ingredients. Second, when buying a vitamin you should realize that certain combinations of vitamins will improve or diminish absorption. I couldn't possible list all the combinations but realize a vitamin is no good if it cannot be broken down and absorbed. Fairly comprehensive lists can be found through search engines or in most vitamin/supplement stores. Finally, be patient. Depending on the product, it will likely take to up a month before you can expect results.
 Always check with your health care provider before use of vitamins or supplements as some can interact with commonly used medications.
  

 Bryan M. Steele, DC
 O'Leary Chiropractic, PLLC

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fantastic, I have a few questions though is it ok to post them here?

Multivitamins help promote your optimal health and strong immune system, providing support for defense against a growing number of health concerns.

Taking pro-active steps, including taking a multivitamin to help maintain and boost good health and wellness, is about the best thing you can do for yourself -- and your health.

Multivitamins help promote your optimal health and strong immune system, providing support for defense against a growing number of health concerns.

Taking pro-active steps, including taking a multivitamin to help maintain and boost good health and wellness, is about the best thing you can do for yourself -- and your health.

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Bryan M. Steele D.C.

Bryan Steele is a Hudson Falls native and Ithaca College graduate with a B.S in Exercise Science. He also graduated with a doctorate degree for Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College graduate. He has a special interest in research pertaining to neck and lower back pain rehabilitation. Bryan is currently in private practice at O'Leary Chiropractic in Queensbury NY.


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