Nutraceuticals in Batavia

Chiropractic Batavia IL Nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals are dietary supplements containing food sources that offer a wide variety of benefits to your health in Batavia. They may also be referred to as "biological therapies" intended to support your overall well-being, reduce your risk of suffering medical problems, and manage symptoms of chronic diseases.

Proper nutrition is an important component of whole-body wellness and essential to helping the body heal after an injury. For example, for patients recovering from an injury, high protein diets help the body rebuild damaged muscles and soft tissues. Antioxidants combat free radicals that lead to inflammation and can worsen chronic musculoskeletal pain.


What are Nutraceuticals in Batavia

The term nutraceutical appeared about 30 years ago as a combination of "pharmaceutical" and "nutrient" and encompasses an ancient Greek philosophy asserting that "food should be your medicine". As a doctor addressing your health from a whole-body perspective, your chiropractor may recommend nutraceuticals as part of a wellness program involving chiropractic techniques to restore normal nervous system functioning.

Nutraceutical supplements can contain chemicals naturally produced by the body or substances found in plants or food that benefit your health. For example, if you have osteoarthritis, your chiropractor may recommend nutraceuticals like fish oil, methionine, or glucosamine sulfate/chondroitin sulfate/hyaluronic acid (GAGs) supplements to ease pain, improve joint flexibility and reduce inflammation. Other types of nutraceuticals include:

  • Ubiquinone - a substance resembling a vitamin that is made by the body, ubiquinone is used to treat migraines, lower blood pressure and improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and congestive heart failure
  • SAMe - S-adenosylmethionine found in your cells, SAMe is recommended for treating depression, liver disease, and osteoarthritis
  • Lecithin - a fat found in egg yolks and soybeans, lecithin may be effective for treating gallbladder and liver disease, insomnia, memory problems, symptoms of dementia and mild to moderate dermatitis.
  • Krill Oil - extracted from Antarctic shrimp, krill oil is a popular nutraceutical used to help lower cholesterol (triglycerides) that could lead to strokes, heart disease or coronary artery disease (CAD). Krill oil is also being seriously researched as a viable nutraceutical for treating cancer, depression, and osteoarthritis.

After performing an exam and diagnosing your medical problem, your chiropractor in Batavia IL will create a chiropractic program involving adjustments, massage, ultrasound, or electro-muscle stimulation as well as nutraceuticals to manage your health issues without drugs or surgery.


Plant-Based Nutraceuticals

Examples of ingredients used in plant-based nutraceuticals include anthocyanins (plant pigments), flavanols, polyphenols, quercetin, and catechins. Nutraceuticals containing these substances provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties that may reduce your risk of suffering heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or atherosclerosis. In addition, polyphenols and catechins are taken to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, seasonal allergies, and bronchial asthma.

Call us to learn more about the benefits of nutraceuticals or schedule an appointment today with your chiropractor in Batavia IL by calling Sharratt Chiropractic at (630) 406-8088.

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Thursday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Sharratt Chiropractic
940 West Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 406-8088