Why would I need prescribed supplements?
Most of us take supplements, self prescribed and from an unregulated source. When we feel tired we take "something" for energy, we have joint pain we take "something" for mobility. The Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness has partnered with XYMOGEN® to bring you MedPax. XYMOGEN is the highest quality, nutritional supplements in the industry. After a carefully reviewed set of labs, Dr. Carrozzella is able to prescribe the exact type and amount of supplement your body needs to maintain optimal health.
How is this better?
Having physician prescribed supplements means you can trust the source, amount and quality of supplement you're taking. Over the counter (OTC) vitamins are not regulated by the government. They can often contain things that are more filler than nuitrient or strcth the truth about their ingredients. There are literally thousands of OTC supplement companies and they all say the same things about their products – pure, high quality, etc., etc. – but usually they are not able to back up those claims. Supplement companies are good at marketing their products, and have huge marketing budgets for flashy ads and materials, but this does not mean that they are good.
One reason that OTC supplements are not the same has to do with the ingredients themselves. Many people don’t know the difference between the vitamin choices available, from cheap and synthetic to more pricey, but natural and much better for you. OTC vitamins often use the cheap and synthetic forms to increase profit. XYMOGEN supplements contain the highest quaality products to form their vitamins, to ensure that your body is getting the most natural and effective form of the vitamin. OTC vitamins almost always use the cheap and synthetic forms. XYMOGEN supplements contain the best forms of these vitamins, to ensure that your body is getting the most natural and effective form of the vitamin.
Another big reason that OTC vitamins are not the same as medical grade vitamins is the concentrations found in the product. For example, Motrin (Ibuprofen) used to be a prescription drug only, and was 800 mg per pill. When it became available OTC, they lowered the dose to 200 mg. Vitamins are often the same, with much lower doses being the norm in OTC products.
Do I need supplements?
In a word - yes. People are often shocked when they have a micronutrient test, and find that they are low or completely deficient in X, Y, and Z, and they tell us that they have been taking X, Y, and Z for years!
The other thing that many people do not take into consideration is that individual need for a given nutrient is different than just measuring a blood level of that nutrient. Just because you are in the normal range on a vitamin blood test does not mean that you are getting enough for your individual genetic and health situation. Integrative doctors are well-versed in that kind of analysis.
Medical grade supplements are manufactured to the same strict standards as pharmaceutical drugs - they just deliver better, more controllable results. OTC supplements cannot say that.