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Dr. Rolland's Top 12
Health Supplements You Should Know
Healthy Choice # 1 Multi-Vitamin/Mineral
Multi-vitamin/minerals offer essential nutrients for many functions of the body. They help with metabolism, fat and carbohydrate conversion and protein synthesis. Important for kids and adults.* Our favorites include:
Cruciferous Complete, Chlorophyll Complex, DaVinci Daily Best, Spectra™ Man, Spectra™ Woman or Spectra™ Senior (for older adults). We like their Omni Jr. for children. Single vitamins and minerals are also available for special needs.
Healthy Choice #2 Cell Health / Antioxidants
These nutritional supplements provide raw materials for the body to use to promote optimal cellular communication. Good communication between cells supports proper gland and organ function, proper system function, including your natural defense and endocrine systems, and optimal health.*
Synergistic blends of plant extracts designed to help counter the harmful effects of free radicals caused by oxidative stress, daily physical stress and poor diet - all of which can damage your body's DNA, cells and tissues and may lead to premature aging.* Our favorites include:
Min-Tran, DaVinci Cell Support, Spectra™ Reds (powder), CoQ10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Omega-3 oils support biochemical pathways that help reduce inflammation in the body. They are also reported to benefit learning, cognition, mood balance, heart health and joint pain.*
We like Black Current Seed oil, LinumB6 (flaxseed oil) and a premium Pro-Omega oil from Nordic Naturals.
Healthy Choice # 4 Digestive Enzymes & Flora
Digestive enzymes replace those lost from fresh foods when they are processed. They assist with the digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Probiotics replenish flora that live naturally in your digestive tract.* Our favorites include:
DaVinci Digenzyme™, Mega Probiotic-ND™, Flora and Cranberry.
Healthy Choice # 5 Bone Health
Calcium is an important building block for strong bones and healthy muscle function. It needs cofactors such as magnesium, boron and vitamin-D to perform its functions in bone. Magnesium is essential for many metabolic reactions including muscle function. Multi-minerals don't generally have high enough levels of calcium or magnesium. Our favorites include:
DaVinci Multi-Source Cal Mag™, Osteoactiv™, Calcium Citrate Plus and Magnesium Citrate.
Healthy Choice # 6 Natural Hormone Support
Optimal health and wellness can only be achieved when all the systems of your body are balanced. A well functioning endocrine system helps support the body's efficient burning of fat, the body's natural recovery from physical and/or emotional stress, male and female sex hormones, and works in harmony with the body's immune system. Consult with your doctor before taking any natural hormone support.* Our favorites include:
Wild Yam Complex, Tribulus, St. John's Wort, DaVinci GammaLino (evening primrose oil), Thyroid Basics and Saw Palmetto.
Healthy Choice # 7 Anti-aging / Energy
Because it is difficult to get enough servings of fruit and vegetables each day, these powdered drinks help supply servings of plant based phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.* Our favorites include:
Ginko Biloba, DaVinci Spectra Purples™ and many others.
Healthy Choice # 8 Joint Health
Many joint problems from athletic injuries and osteoarthritis can benefit from glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and MSM. These supplements provide building blocks for joint repair.* Our favorites include:
DaVinci Nature's Collagen, MSM and Natural Flex™.
Healthy Choice # 9 Healing / Anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is part of the body's healing process. Too much inflammation may contribute to a number of disorders. Supplements containing proteolytic enzymes or omega-3s may help reduce inflammation.* Some of our favorites include:
Boswellia, Ginger, DaVinci Bromelain, Turmeric and All-Zyme™.
Healthy Choice # 10 Immune / Sinus Support
Select vitamins, minerals and herbs help to enhance immune function and sinus clarity. Our favorites include:
DaVinci Garlic, Olive Leaf (Olivir™), Echinecea, Gluconic DMG, Calcium Citrate Plus, Vitamin D3 and Natural Poten-C.
Healthy Choice # 11 Detox / Cleansing
Parasites and toxins from our food, water, air and surroundings continually bombard our system and interfere with its function. The body can benifit from periodic cleansing and detoxification. Some of our favorites include:
DaVinci Spectra™ Greens, Cholesture, Milk Thistle and Parashield.
With so many of us suffering from stress and hectic, never ending lifestyles, we can find some support in herbs and nutrients. Healing and good health also requires adequate sleep. Some of our favorites include:
Ashwagahnda, Rhodiola & Ginseng, DaVinci ValerAmino, Stress B (vitamin) and Adrenalyze.
Several useful common essential oils include:
Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Peppermint.
Useful therapy products include:
Topical lotions such as Sombra, Biofreeze and Herb Oil help soothe sore muscles and promote relaxation.
*Information provided here is not a substitute for professional advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. All information is for educational purposes only. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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