The next time you go to Costco, or a nutritional aisle to buy vitamins, it is a good idea to first discuss this with your chiropractor or nutrition specialist. Dr. Allen takes a whole body approach to treating other non-spine related conditions such as adrenal fatigue, PMS symptoms, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, IBS, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. The key to supplementation is not only knowing what to take, but the type of nutrient and the dosage. Many generic brand companies don’t take the time or spend the money to formulate their product so that it is bioavailable or absorbable when taken by mouth. For example: the recommended daily amount of calcium for females is 1500mg per day. If your blood test indicates you are calcium deficient, you may need to supplement calcium to your diet in addition to a good vitamin D3. Dr. Allen uses a variety of products such as Biotics Research, and EBN Science that are pharmaceutical grade and backed by scientific research. If you are confused by your supplements, call Allen Chiropractic, Mission Viejo for a free, no obligation consultation at (949) 544-0333, and don’t forget to bring your supplements for the doctor to take a look at!