Creekside Family Practice
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cypress, TX
Even if you try hard to eat right, it can be difficult to get all the vitamins and other nutrients you need to maximize your health. Taking vitamins and other supplements ensures you’re getting the nutrition you need to maximize your energy and health. Hammad Qureshi, MD, at Creekside Family Practice provides guidance and access to a wide variety of supplements to people in and around Cypress, Texas. Call the office for a personalized consultation or book an appointment online.
Vitamins and Supplements
Does everyone need nutritional supplements?
Ideally, you eat a balanced, whole-foods diet to boost your immune system and overall body function. Whole foods give you the nutrients you need, especially when you seek out those that are high in antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and fiber.
However, eating this balanced diet isn’t always practical or possible. You may not have access to the highest-quality foods, or perhaps you don’t know what foods optimize your nutrient intake. Information about nutrition can be confusing, too.
And, if you suffer an imbalance in nutrients or have a condition that could benefit from additional doses of nutrients, foods may not offer the right combination.
Nutritional supplements and vitamins can make up for deficiencies in your diet and help you optimize your intake. You also don’t have to worry about radically altering your current healthy eating plan.
How do nutritional supplements help with preventive health?
Your body functions optimally when it gets the right balance of nutrients. Nutritional supplements and vitamins help you find this balance.
If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at a greater risk of developing a chronic disease, which could take years off your life.
Dr. Qureshi evaluates your current diet and helps customize a nutrition plan so you can lose weight. Plus, he includes nutritional supplements to keep you functioning and feeling your best.
Why should I seek medical care for a nutritional supplement plan?
You can purchase nutritional supplements over the counter, but you’re just guessing at what your body needs.
Plus, the quality of many drugstore vitamins and supplements has been called into question in recent years. These products aren’t regulated by the FDA, so it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best quality.
Dr. Qureshi can recommend supplements and vitamins based on your symptoms, health goals, and medical history. He can also ensure that the vitamins and supplements you take don’t cause a reaction if you have a chronic disease or are on a certain medication.
Dr. Qureshi also offers micronutrient testing to measure the levels of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids within your white blood cells. He gets an accurate understanding of your body’s deficiencies so you get supplements that truly boost your health.
The doctor recommends only the best quality products, so you can trust that what you’re taking is absorbed and effectively utilized by your body.
To learn more about the vitamins and supplements that support good health, call Creekside Family Practice or book an appointment using the online tool.
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