Are you one of the more than 76% of Americans who regularly take nutritional supplements? If not, it’s worth considering. Supplements can provide your body with the vitamins and nutrients you need and promote well-being. At CoolMed in San Antonio, Texas, integrative health specialist Melissa Cooley, DNP, FNP, and the caring team offer a line of proprietary supplements. They also carry vitamins from renowned brands, including VitaMedica®, Designs for Health®, and Apex Energetics®. To learn more about supplements, make an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

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What are supplements?

The word supplements refers to vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you take orally to promote health and balance throughout your body. Some people take supplements to combat nutritional deficiencies or to ease uncomfortable symptoms associated with certain health problems. Others take supplements as a preventive measure in an effort to boost immunity and lower their risk of chronic or acute conditions in the future. 

Supplements come in many different formulas. Supplements come in many different formulas. They don’t require a prescription so you can purchase them at your local grocery or health food store. 

Who can benefit from supplements?

Anyone who wants to improve their health and well-being can benefit from nutritional supplements. Supplements also benefit certain groups of people. You should consider taking supplements if:

  • You’re currently pregnant or want to get pregnant
  • You don’t get much sunlight
  • You’re getting older
  • You feel lethargic or tired
  • You’re living with a serious medical condition

Even though supplements are beneficial, it’s important you take them under the guidance of a qualified medical professional. By working in coordination with the team at CoolMed, you can ensure you get the right dosage and the most beneficial formula to align with your needs.

Are there different types of supplements?

The team at CoolMed offers several types of supplements, including:

CoolMed proprietary supplements

The team at CoolMed offers a range of proprietary supplements that contain high-quality, physician-grade nutraceuticals. Some of the proprietary blends that the team offers include multivitamins, omega 3, magnesium, D3, and K2.

Customized herbal blends

The team at CoolMed also offers customized herbal blends. These are specially designed nutrient therapies manufactured with the help of local compounding pharmacies. The team tailors each customized herbal blend to your individual health requirements.

Other well-known brands

The team at CoolMed also carries vitamins and supplements from renowned brands in the integrative health space, including Ortho Molecular®, VPK®, Thorne®, Metagenics®, Apex Energetics®, Douglas Labs®, VitaMedica®, and Designs for Health®.

What type of supplements is right for me?

Only a qualified medical professional like those at CoolMed can determine the type of supplements that are right for your situation. Following a physical exam and a discussion of your health goals, your provider can make recommendations to boost energy levels and encourage whole-body health.

To learn more about supplements, make an appointment at CoolMed by calling the office or booking online today.