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Dr. Janine’s Top 10 Supplements

Written by: Dr. Janine Mackenzie, ND

Supplements are meant to “supplement” a healthy diet and lifestyle. The reality is that most people aren’t eating a diet full of colourful fruits and veggies, good clean protein sources, and good healthy fats. In addition, the nutrients in our soil is depleted and our food isn’t as nutritious as it used to be, not to mention the chemicals and pesticides that we come into contact with on a daily basis. That leads us to wonderful world of supplements. By using supplements, we help fill in the spaces that you may be missing. Supplements are not a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle but can definitely help fill in the gaps. Continue reading to find out my Top 10 Supplements that offer benefit for most people no matter your starting health.

Drug Store vs. Professional Line Supplements

I am often asked about the difference between drug store brands of supplements and professional line products. There are so many supplement companies out there and it seems that the brands are growing daily. Myself and my colleagues generally pick a few companies to work with that we have looked into their quality assurance and trust their formulations. These professional line companies ensure that all ingredients are validated by third-party laboratories for identity, potency, and purity and are willing to provide the information. There have been investigative reports on supplements on whether they contain what they say they do on the label and often times, the companies that offer the cheaper price points fail these tests. The quality of the base ingredients is a