Supplements for Better Health
Getting well and staying well often means taking selected supplements to boost your natural healing. To help you stick to your wellness plan, we make it easy to get your recommended daily supplements from our retail store.
Quality Matters in Supplements
By purchasing your supplements through the retail shop at Alliance Integrative Medicine, you can be sure you are buying the highest-quality products now available. Not all supplements and vitamins are the same. Many manufacturers skimp on quality and sell products that aren’t absorbed well or don’t contain enough of the active ingredient to be helpful. What might seem like a good deal could turn out to be of limited value. Some supplements could even be harmful to your health—some fish oil supplements, for example, contain high levels of mercury.
To ensure that your supplement program is providing your body with the right nutrients and vitamins, please discuss your needs with our knowledgeable physicians or with our staff nutritionist.
How Supplements Help
Today, we all lead such hectic lives that it’s very difficult to be sure that our diets and eating habits are providing us with all the vitamins and nutrients we need. Most of us eat at least one meal a day away from home, and we can’t always be as careful about our diet as we would want. Some health issues restrict your diet or keep you from absorbing the nutrients in your food well. Additional factors may also limit our ability to get all the nutrients we need. Food grown in depleted soil is less nutritious and many of our foods are so heavily processed that they contain less than optimal nutrition. Stress and lifestyle (including smoking and alcohol use) reduce our ability to absorb nutrients.
Transformational Medicine™ means that we want you to achieve optimal health and function. We believe that the judicious use of nutritional supplements, along with a healthy diet, can be an important part of your overall wellness plan.
We are all biochemically unique, meaning we all have unique nutritional needs. What is enough of one nutrient for one person may be far too little for another. A good example is vitamin D. In high doses, vitamin D can actually be toxic, but even a mild vitamin D deficiency can cause severe health problems. One person may need to supplement with only a few hundred International Units of vitamin D daily, while another may need thousands to achieve the same therapeutic level.
Today we have a number of valuable diagnostic tests that give us a more in-depth look at how your body works. With these functional tests, we can better assess your nutritional and metabolic needs, analyze your overall hormone balance, and even assess your stress level. Our experienced doctors and nutritionists use this information to design a nutrition plan and supplement program that is personalized for your individual needs.
The Alliance Integrative Medicine is proud to be an authorized provider of products from Metagenics. This highly respected manufacturer of medical foods and nutraceuticals offers science-based, specialized supplements that contain targeted nutrients to help manage health conditions. Medical foods from Metagenics contain therapeutic levels of nutrients that would be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve through traditional dietary means.
Our practitioners often suggest Metagenics products to help manage conditions such as chronic fatigue, the metabolic syndrome, and high cholesterol. These products are not sold in retail stores. Only an authorized Metagenics healthcare practitioner can prescribe them for you.
Healing Gift Card
Giving the gift of health is easy! Our gift cards can be purchased for any amount and may be applied toward any services or products at Alliance Integrative Medicine. To purchase a gift card stop by the front desk, where a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.
How to Order Products
The products offered in our store can be purchased in person and some can be purchased online.
Metagenics products are shipped via UPS directly from the Metagenics warehouse. Orders over $49 ship for free. A non-waivable fee of $3.50 per order is added for refrigerated Metagenics products. Expedited shipping is available for an extra charge.
Ortho Molecular products are shipped via FedEx directly from the Ortho Molecular warehouse. All orders shipping via FedEx ground service will receive free shipping. Expedited shipping is available for an extra charge.
We ship products from our store via USPS using insured priority mail. All products are mailed the day after we receive your order. Mailing costs are based on the total weight of the package and distance shipping and usually average $6 to $11.