Targeted Nutritional Supplments

Nutritional supplements are among the most powerful, yet overlooked medical therapies available today. Unlike drugs, which are strong chemicals that block or rev up physiological processes—rapidly and often with adverse side effects—vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other natural substances simply supply your body with the raw materials needed to restore normal function.

For example, most of the drugs prescribed for anxiety and depression such as benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants increase availability of key neurotransmitters in the brain. But they’re neither safe nor particularly effective—and some are highly addictive. Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), on the other hand, also affect neurotransmitter levels but in a much safer, gentler way. GABA stimulates receptors that inhibit, or calm down, activity in the brain, and 5-HTP, a precursor to serotonin (the target of SSRIs), simply helps your body produce more of this crucial neurotransmitter.

There are a number of other safe and effective supplements for easing anxiety and depression, reducing drug and alcohol cravings, and boosting memory and cognitive function. That’s why at Whitaker Wellness, rather than prescribing drugs, our physicians prescribe sophisticated nutritional supplement regimens in the precise doses that have been shown in scientific studies to be the most effective.

When used in this manner, nutritional supplements are every bit as effective as, and in many cases more effective than, prescription drugs. Furthermore, they are far safer and much better tolerated.

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