Know Your Nutrients:
We as a dental practitioner advocate integrative use of alternative health products includes, but not limited to herbs, supplements and foods needed for sustaining life and it in its self can also be your medicine. There is no single ideal food or plan for everybody. Our food intake today because of prescription medication interaction, manufacturing preparations and shelf life storage has risk for nutrient depletion. Criticisms come from the establish and mainstream organizations.
Nutrients in foods are important to build and repair body tissue. The nutrient factors are also required for regulating body processes such as energy production, muscle contraction and the stomach digestive tract. This industry for the consumer is federal and state regulated. See the FDA rules and regulation for non foods. Its use has merits as for having differences in being evidence base for best practice. The best way to ensure essential nutrients base on DRI (Daily Values) is to use Supplements, which would differ depending on Rx Prescription medication health history, body size, level of physical activity, metabolic rate, gender, age, and other etc factors such as pregnancy. It is important to know what you are taking and to seek professional health care advice before consumption of an herb or food supplement product.