Part 9: Supplements
All supplements are not created equal. At our Chiropractic Office, we offer the highest quality products
available. All of our formulations are pharmaceutical grade and we believe the O-Cha green tea products to be the highest grade of green tea in the world.
As mentioned above, buying the best products are sometimes but not always essential. Omega-3 Fatty acids come from fish, and as such, in their raw state contain many of the toxins that are unfortunately found in polluted waters. While Food Grade fish oils have often had most or all of the mercury removed they still contain PCBs, Dioxin, and other poisons which, when taken over long periods of time, can lead to serious toxicity. Similarly, collagen, which is derived from chicken cartilage, must be processed using the strictest standards for cleanliness, purity, and consistency. Green tea, while not dangerous in its lower quality forms, is also not particularly useful once it has dried out in teabags and sat on a shelf for weeks, months, or years. The phytonutrients in green tea, including their unique catechins (such as EGCG) with their powerful anti-oxidant and cancer-protective qualities, are destroyed by prolonged exposure to air and light. Chiran Sencha green tea, from O-Cha, picked from first harvests in the nutrient-dense soil of Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture and vacuum sealed right away, is one of the best, most phytonutrient-dense teas available. From the moistness of the leaves to the bright green color and rich, buttery flavor of the tea, you will notice a striking difference between this product and others you may have bought in supermarkets or tea shops.
Vitamins are another story. Big-name suppliers of multivitamins do a good job with respect to safety, purity, and reliability, and generally cost less than a pharmaceutical-grade product such as PureFood Nutrients. The benefit of the PureFood product has to do with the way it is made, the particular combination of nutrients, and the addition of essential extracts from the superfoods: blueberries, broccoli kelp, kale, cranberries, turmeric, and tomatoes. As stated above, this supplement starts with organic whole foods, the nutrients of which are isolated and then acted on by special microorganisms to dramatically increase their potency and bioavailability. We carry PureFood Nutrients because it is simply a superior product.
Please feel free to discuss any of our products with Yuki at the front desk, or to direct any questions to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We cite the following articles for our Supplemnt series:
(1) Radimer K, Bindewald B, Hughes J, et al. Dietary supplement use by US adults: data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2000. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2004;160(4):339–349.)
(2) Davis DR, Epp MD, Riordan HD. Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004 Dec;23(6):669-82.
(3)Hollick MF, Chen TC. Vitamin D deficiency; a worldwide problem with health consequences. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Apr; 87(4):1080S-6S.
(4) Tracy MJ (2003). “Ch.4: CoenzymeQ10 (Ubiquinone, Ubidecarenone).” Dietary supplements: toxicology and clinical pharmacology. Humana Press. pp. 53-85