Are You Wasting Your Money on Your Vitamins?

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Are You Wasting Your Money on Your Vitamins?

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by the vitamin selection in the supplement aisle, you’re not alone. What makes it even worse is trying to choose the most effective option. Fortunately, there’s an easier solution — a vitamin line from a doctor you can trust.

Dr. Adepero Okulaja at The Doctor’s House in Edina, Minnesota, takes the guesswork out of vitamin and mineral supplementation to ensure that you get the nutrients you need from a reliable product. She also offers IV infusions that provide results faster when your body needs a pick-me-up.

Do you take vitamins? Here’s what you should know about your supplements. 

The truth about vitamins

Studies show that approximately half of Americans take some form of supplement, most often multivitamins. In many cases, the reasoning behind this supplementation involves the promise of better heart health. 

The desire to have a tangible “magic bullet” that can improve your health makes sense. However, the US Food and Drug Administration doesn’t regulate dietary supplements, which makes it difficult to find a safe and trustworthy product. 

On top of that, you can end up taking a multivitamin with nutrients you don’t need while not giving you enough, or any, of the vitamins that your body isn’t getting enough of through diet alone. Because of these realities, you could be spending your hard-earned money on something that isn’t offering the benefits you’re expecting.

A better approach to supplementation

Dr. Okulaja takes a more personalized approach to vitamin and mineral supplementation. She also uses trusted products with all-natural ingredients, and she can customize them to meet your unique needs.

Dr. Okulaja gets to know you, and you’re more than a name on a chart. Instead, she discusses your medical history, your lifestyle, and the supplements or medications you currently use. She also asks you about any health concerns or symptoms you may experience.

Common signs of vitamin deficiencies include:

  • Lack of energy or ongoing fatigue
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Cracks in the corners of your mouth
  • Mouth ulcers or bleeding gums
  • Poor night vision
  • Growths on the whites of your eyes
  • Dry, itchy skin or dandruff
  • Hair loss 
  • Red or white bumps on the skin
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression or irritability

Based on your assessment, Dr. Okulaja could perform blood tests to capture your nutritional health and look for signs of disease.

Seeing results from your vitamins

Getting a clear picture of your overall health and creating a supplement strategy is only the beginning. 

After outlining a supplement plan, Dr. Okulaja continues monitoring your progress moving forward. This ongoing attention lets you see precisely how your body responds to your vitamin mineral regimen, and Dr. Okulaja can make adjustments as needed to support your health. 

The result? You no longer have to wonder if you’re wasting your money on vitamins — you’ll see them at work firsthand.

In addition to vitamin mineral dietary supplements and IV infusions, Dr. Okulaja offers total wellness care and chronic disease management. At The Doctor’s House, you can always find the trusted care you need to look, feel, and live your best life.

Are you wasting your money on vitamins? Take a better approach to vitamin and mineral supplementation. Contact The Doctor’s House to schedule a consultation with Dr. Okulaja today.