Many people don’t get enough of the vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need to function optimally. Giving your body what it needs is especially important when attempting to prevent, or fight illness. Supplements can include vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, metabolites, constituents, and extracts.
While the food that we eat can certainly contribute to the overall nutrients that we take in, many nutrients aren’t available enough in the foods we eat, and our doctors may suggest that you supplement your intake with a targeted dose. (That’s why they’re called supplements after all). Supplements can include vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, metabolites, constituents, and extracts.
Tinctures are a convenient way to get a custom blend of herbs specifically tailored to a patient’s needs. The herbs in a tincture are generally extracted using alcohol because it’s good for obtaining the constituents and preserves them for a long time.
Naturopathic physicians take multiple courses about herbs and how they interact with each other and with prescription medications.
Although some tinctured herbs are sold over the counter, we recommend checking with your doctor before incorporating them into your wellness plan.