Full Circle Health’s approach, as integrative practitioners, is to treat the whole person and get to the root cause of any problem or disease to improve our patient’s quality of life. Our practice of medicine realizes that our body systems all work together and are affected by the food we eat, the toxins we encounter, and the stress we face.
The supplements we carry are chosen based on their effectiveness to improve our patient’s health and, in many cases, change important lab values. They are chosen based on their purity, label claim, and efficacy. The professional line of products we carry in the office are formulated at the strengths needed to make the needed changes in our patient’s health.
When patients take their chances at retail locations it increases the probability that their treatment plan will not have the outcome we are looking for. Not all retail supplements are bad, however many lines use poor raw material selection and dosing that is below the needed therapeutic levels causing unnecessary repeat lab testing.
In a recent 2013 study of Vitamin D by the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers who tested vitamin D pills sold in stores found they contained from 9% to 146% of the doses listed on labels. Though none of the pills was likely to be dangerous, (in this case) some contained too little of the vitamin to effectively treat someone with a deficiency.
As experts in health and nutrition, part of our role is to research companies and bring in the best products from only the top physician lines. The product lines we use here are researched to be the highest potency, using the best raw materials with US Pharmacopeia raw materials used whenever possible. They are tested both in house by the manufacturer and using 3rdparty validation.
The treatment plan and product combinations we use are structured to limit any reactions they could have when taken together. When patients self-medicate the possibility of a reaction increases. We do all of this to ensure the best patient outcome and to ensure your safety.