What Exactly is a Supplement?
Dietary supplements are intended to add to or supplement the diet and are different from conventional food. Supplements are ingested and come in many forms, including tablets, capsules, soft gels, gel caps, powders, bars, gummies, and liquids. More than one-third of Americans take supplements in hopes of improving their health, with the most common supplement being a multivitamin.
What Symptoms Are You Feeling?
If you’ve decided to take a supplement, chances are you are feeling like something isn’t working correctly with your body, or you’re feeling a little “off”. It’s important to hone in on those feelings and pinpoint what exactly feels off.
Some symptoms of a nutrient deficiency can include one or a combination of the following:
- Weight Gain
- Gut Issues
- Brain Fog
- Poor Sleep
- Thyroid Problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Poor Mood
Figuring out exactly what nutrient is missing can be difficult to do. Some people decide at a certain age that taking supplements is “the thing to do”, when in reality, they may not need supplementation, or they may take supplements for things they are not deficient in.
Some nutritional deficiencies may not even show symptoms in your body until you’ve been deficient for a long time, which makes it impossible to know what supplement to take.
What’s Your Family History?
Another approach to deciphering what supplements you should take is by taking a look at your family’s medical history. Knowing your family’s health history can help you reduce the risks of certain diseases or conditions that may be prevalent in your family. Although you are not guaranteed to develop any medical issues because someone in your family did, lifestyle choices and supplements may help you avoid them.
Some family members may not want to discuss their medical issues, even with another family member, so this option may not be beneficial to uncovering the information you need. Medical records and other documents like obituaries and death certificates are available, but not easily obtained.
What if there was a way to discover exactly what supplements you needed without the hassle of figuring it out on your own?
10X Health Genetic Test
The most personalized way to figure out what supplements your body needs is through taking the genetic test offered by 10X Health. Through this test, you will figure out which genes are functioning correctly and which are not. You will also uncover why you’re not feeling the way you want to, and exactly how to turn that feeling around so you are feeling your best.
How Will This Test Help Me Pick the Right Supplements?
44% of the world’s population has a genetic mutation that makes it difficult for them to make enough of the 5-MTHFR. Your body’s methylation cycle is affected by this mutation, which means your body cannot properly convert raw nutrients into usable forms that your body needs. This disruption of your methylation cycle results in nutrient deficiencies.
The genetic test offers the most accurate picture of your current well-being. By analyzing the data from your genes, we can figure out what nutrient deficiencies are affecting your day-to-day health, and give you recommendations for which supplements to add to your daily routine. We actually provide more than recommendations, we create a customized supplement protocol specific to your genes!
Customized Supplement Protocol
You will no longer have to wonder what supplements your body needs–your genes will tell us! Almost everyone is deficient in some nutrient, and these deficiencies can have very harmful effects on the functioning of the body. Figuring out which nutrients you need to supplement by looking at your deficiencies answers the question of what supplements you need.
Nutrients are essential for health and biological processes, they provide us with what we need for energy and metabolism, and allow us to regulate chemical processes. Supplementing exactly what your body needs means your body will function like it should and you will be on your way to optimal wellness.
Your data will be reviewed with you with the help of one of our expert personal wellness advisors. Your advisor will answer any questions you have, review your supplement protocol with you, act as your point of contact person during your wellness journey, and check-in with you during the process to make any adjustments along the way.