Supplement literally means “a thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it”.

In this case, supplements are vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants that may be needed to maintain optimal body functions according to your individual needs.

Still, our stance on proper nutrition should be to have as much as possible, wholesome and organic foods as your primary source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Supplements should only be a “complementary” health strategy.

Remember that no supplement, no matter how high-quality or properly manufactured, can take the place of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

At NutritionDiets we are trained and qualified to recommend quality supplements where indicated, but only after thorough assessment of case history, prescription medications and any relevant test results.

The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) recommends that supplementation of vitamins,minerals and herbal remedies should only be taken following a consultation with a health professional, who has been specifically trained in this area.

The views and nutritional advice expressed by NutritionDiets are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical care.

There are certain serious conditions that require consistent blood levels of medications. Any change in diet can cause a change in your blood absorption, and an increase or decrease of the concentration of medicine in your blood as a result.

Call 07725 643525 or email carmen@nutritiondiets.co.uk to find out more or book an appointment.