Food sources are the most common way people consume essential nutrients for optimal health. However, not everyone can obtain all of the nutrients they need for proper bodily function in this manner. Moreover, some Individuals require a higher concentration of specific nutrients than can be reasonably consumed through food.
Supplementation with vitamins and minerals helps to ensure the body receives the nutrients essential for proper function. In addition, many healthcare practitioners prescribe supplements to address deficiencies or to support other treatment modalities, such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
While supplements are readily available at grocery stores and pharmacies, not all are safe, regulated, or effective. This makes the manufacturer of your supplements all the more critical. Pellecome® has created a line of scientifically-backed supplements that can only be obtained through qualified healthcare providers. If you are curious to learn how a specific supplement may benefit you, please find a Pellecome provider in your area and schedule a one-on-one consultation today.
What Are the Benefits of DHEA Supplements?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that assists in producing other hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. It can also improve bone mineral density.
Production of DHEA may be impacted by certain medications, anorexia, type 2 diabetes, or adrenal insufficiency. Low levels of DHEA can result in decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and vaginal atrophy, among other health concerns.
Supplementing with DHEA can increase osteoblast activity to assist with bone health. It can also help to restore sexual function in both men and women. DHEA supplementation may also assist with weight management, improve skin conditions, and address psychological disorders such as depression.
What Should I Know About Vitamin K2 & D3?
Vitamin K2 helps calcium bind to bones and is essential for proper bone density. Vitamin K2 also helps to prevent blood-clotting disorders and may assist in protecting nerves in the brain from dementia. Low levels of vitamin K2 can result in heavy bleeding when injured, bone weakness, and chronic illness.
Vitamin D3 assists in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, both essential for strong and healthy bones. Insufficient amounts of D3 can result in bone pain and weakness, muscle aches and cramps, and depression.
What Conditions Can These Vitamins Help With?
Vitamins K2 and D3 are used to treat and prevent the softening of bones. They may also treat osteoporosis, an age-related condition in which bones become weak and brittle.
These supplements may also help to address blood-clotting disorders and assist with proper nerve function throughout the body.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for These Supplements?
Men and women diagnosed with bone disorders, such as osteoporosis and low bone density, may benefit from supplementing vitamins K2 and D3, and DHEA. In addition, individuals experiencing depression, struggling with anorexia, or facing certain illnesses may also benefit from supplementation.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for vitamin supplementation is through the assistance of an experienced healthcare provider.
How Long Does It Take To Notice a Difference From These Supplements?
Some improvements related to supplementation with DHEA, vitamin K2, and Vitamin D3 may be noticeable within a few days. However, effects from supplementation are cumulative and may take six weeks or more to show real improvements. How long this takes will be impacted by the conditions being treated, along with other factors that are unique to the individual. Therefore, expectations and outcomes should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
Are There Any Side Effects Of Taking DHEA or Vitamin K2 & D3?
Possible side-effects of DHEA supplementation include skin conditions such as acne, stomach upset, and hair loss. DHEA may also result in facial hair growth in women, breast enlargement in men, and changes to the voice.
Possible side effects of vitamin K2 include skin rashes, respiratory difficulties, and swelling of the face.
Possible side effects of vitamin D3 include fatigue, loss of appetite, mood changes, and increased urination.
It is important to remember that supplements are used to address specific concerns and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Side effects from DHEA, K2, and D3 are extremely rare. They can further be reduced by ensuring your supplements are clinically backed and manufactured to the highest standards of purity.
If you believe you may benefit from vitamin supplementation, please use our provider locater to discuss your concerns with an experienced and competent medical professional.