We’re living in a pretty amazing time when it comes to health and wellness. Even compared to just a few years ago, the number of healthy options we have in mainstream grocery stores, airports, and online is nothing short of impressive. This increased access has a lot of benefits, but it can also leave us feeling overwhelmed with options and with a medicine cabinet full of supplements that we tried for a couple of weeks and then abandoned. Can you relate? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Because of this, two of the top questions I get asked online and at my functional medicine center are "Will this supplement really work?" and "How long will it take to notice a difference?" And they’re great questions! Who the heck wants to take, and pay for, something if it’s not working? Who doesn’t want to know what to expect and, ultimately, when they can start benefiting from their healthy intentions? Well, allow me to introduce you to the six factors I consider when I manage my patients’ supplement regimens: