Not all vitamins are the same

August 13, 2018 by Shari Twigg, MD
Not all vitamins are the same

Hello from Advanced Aesthetics.  We have a couple of additions coming up that some of you may be interested in.  First, I will be introducing a pharmaceutical grade nutraceutical line called Uscriptives to the clinic. The second, a medically supervised weight loss clinic will be starting up very soon—I’ll talk more about this one in another blog.

The Uscriptive nutraceuticals offers a premium grade vitamin supplement that can only be obtained from a physician or through the Uscriptive online ordering web-site with my recommendations.  There are no fillers or preservatives in these products and they are made in the USA in an FDA inspected, GMP Certified Facility.  I will only carry a few of the products for now, but all of the products will be available online should it be needed.  These products come in both 30 day and 90 day supplies and have a 90-day money back guarantee with them.

Why did I decide to carry these?  Well, with the amount of herbal supplements on the market, no clear regulation on them, and many with fillers and preservatives and perhaps not the ingredients listed on the bottles, I wanted to carry a highly reliable product designed for multiple purposes and with a great research base behind each formulation.

Since I see a large majority of women in this practice, I will carry the majority of products designed for women, however, there are strictly male products available as well as others.

The products are listed below with a brief description.

Multivitamins:  None contain Vitamin K which may interfere with some cholesterol lowering medications

  • Multivitamin for Women: this comprehensive formula is designed for the female physiology.  It is high in B Vitamins for energy, and also includes iron, CO Q-10, Calcium Citrate, and Vitamin D3.  This vitamin goes beyond the minimal 100% daily values to deliver protective nutrient potencies for optimal health.
  • Sugar Control Formula: this powerful multivitamin supports the endocrine system and is great for diabetics and weight-conscious adults (or those wanting to lose).  It is fortified with 30 key ingredients, including Vitamin B-complex to help with diabetic neuropathy.  In addition, it contains Inositol, Vanadium, Lycopene, Lutein, and Chromium all may help glucose metabolism.

Support Supplements:  these are used in conjunction with others and the multivitamins.

  • Calcium: Healthy bone formula.  This full daily dose of Calcium Citrate, the most readily absorbed form of calcium by the body, is supplemented with Vitamin D3 for added absorption.  Most people only get 500 mg of calcium in their diets, and its recommended to have at least 1200 mg daily.  This is highly recommended to help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Super Omega: High potency Omega-3 contains EPA of 800 mg and DHA of 600 mg.  It boosts heart health and lowers triglycerides.  It may also help rheumatoid arthritis, depression, skin conditions and for anti-aging, and reduce inflammation.
  • Antioxidant Formula: Free radicals can lead to cardiovascular damage, arthritic changes, and neurological ailments.  This collection of essential vitamins and minerals is a powerful antioxidant complex designed to combat the harmful effects of free radicals in your body.  In doing so, patients will often have more energy and decreased fatigue.  CoQ10 is also used in this formula to support a healthy heart.
  • CoQ10: CoQ10 has many functions and effects.   It is found in every cell of the body and is needed for proper cell function.  It’s a precursor to produce the cell’s energy for cell growth and maintenance.  It also functions as an antioxidant, reducing the harmful effects of free radicals on the body.  It also aids in proper digestion and is found in the heart, kidneys, pancreas, and liver.  CoQ10 levels decrease as we age, which can reduce natural energy levels and proper cell function.

Specialty Formulas:

  • Menopause Formula: This complete women’s supplement containing a collection of essential vitamins and nutrients such as Black Cohost, Isoflavones, Red Clover, and others is designed to minimize menopausal symptoms and support your body through menopause-related changes.  Assisting in overall organ and immune system strength, it naturally optimizes health and longevity.
  • Fat Loss Formula: This formulation contains Sage Extract that assists in regulating appetite and reducing weight gain.  It increases metabolic function and metabolism through natural stimulants such as Guarana Seeds.  Oolong Tea also has been known to increase energy and aid in the absorption of nutrients.  It can be taken with the Weight Loss Formula for optimal results with weight loss using diet and exercise.
  • Weight Loss Formula: This fat burner is designed for safe, effective weight loss.  It contains a very low caffeine content so won’t make you jittery.  It also contains high amount of B Vitamins to supply energy throughout the day.  Additional powerful ingredients to support fat metabolism include Chromium Picolate, Choline, L-Carnitine, and Inositol.
  • Probiotic: this strain is well suited for intestinal survival and compatibility, GI stability, and resistance to heat, acid, pH, bile salts, pepsin, and pancreatin.  More and more is being learned about the role of healthy gut bacteria for the entire body health, including a healthy weight.
  • Healthy Hair, Skin, & Nails: This is a great formula to help maximize the health of the hair, skin, and nails for a great look.  Great to use during dieting, as any change in diet can cause brutal changes to all of these.  It contains a unique blend of essential ingredients such as Biotin, amino acids, and antioxidants in optimal quantities with other key mineral and vitamins.  It should be used with a Multivitamin as well.
  • Sleep Formula: This formula contains Vitamin B6, known to enhance relaxation and feelings of calmness.  Valerian root is also included as medical studies show it combats insomnia and is recommended to help fall asleep faster.  In addition, melatonin, a hormone secreted by the brain.  3 mg of melatonin assists in maintaining the body’s circadian rhythm, regulating your day and night patterns.

Additional products that will be available online with a recommendation:

  • Multivitamin for Adults
  • Multivitamin for Children
  • Multivitamin for Mom & Baby
  • Multivitamin for Mom & Baby & Super Omega 3
  • Heart Health Formula
  • Kidney Formula
  • Eye Health Formula
  • Prostate Formula
  • Male Performance Formula
  • Vitamin D3-2000 IU
  • Vitamin D3-5000 IU

If you have questions about any of these formulas or would like to talk to me about any of them or what might be the best for you, please call me and schedule an appointment.

Shari J. Twigg, MD
Advanced Aesthetics