Welcome to Turo Family Chiropractic’s Nutraceutical Dispensary
The Salutogenic Approach
Salutogenesis is an approach focusing on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than on factors that cause disease (or pathogenesis).
Taking a Salutogenic approach means we will focus on how to truly get healthy and stay healthy. This involves discussing everything from food choices, exercise, stress levels and other elements that may be interfering with your health and keeping you from reaching your optimal levels of wellness.
Supplementation can be an important part of your wellness routine, and like everything, quality is key!
Proviva is a high-quality supplement line that we recommend in the office to help fill the gaps in your health and provide the extra support your body needs to heal, grow, and thrive.
Take one of the available online quizzes or talk to us directly in the office to get a better understanding of what type of supplementation may be best for you. As always, we are here to help you Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life!
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Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements vs. Food Grade
of supplements on the market are 'Food Grade'
All Proviva products are of pharmaceutical grade quality. To be Pharmaceutical Grade versus “food grade” products must achieve 99% purity from natural sources. Less than 3% of supplements are pharmaceutical grade.
Supplements are not currently regulated by the FDA. However, pharmaceutical grade manufacturers voluntarily submit their processes to the FDA for stringent review. Ingredients and processes are sourced “from the ground” up to “ingestion”. Pharmaceutical grade supplements are only made in FDA registered facilities that follow Certified Good Manufacturing Practices.
In fact, new for 2021 the facility where we manufacture our products also manufactures generic prescription products under the same roof. Using the same manufacturing processes for the nutraceuticals as the pharmaceuticals.
To see real therapeutic benefits, the bloodstream must absorb nutrients. Absorption is greatly affected by the quality of supplements. Food grade supplements can contain questionable fillers and binders. Often food grade supplements found in drug and health food stores do not contain vitamins that are truly natural. Additionally the manufacturing processes cannot be verified to be of the highest quality. Many people can actually feel the difference between pharmaceutical grade supplements and those bought at chain stores. Bloodwork and biological marker testing tell the full story as well. Pharmaceutical grade products demonstrate the consistency and results that a physician looks for in patients.
How can one know if their product is pharmaceutical grade versus food grade? Discerning the difference can be difficult simply by looking at the bottle. One way to distinguish is by cost. Pharmaceutical grade supplements generally cost more due to the higher quality ingredients and more stringent manufacturing processes. Additionally, consider the source from which you’re buying. A trusted medical professional is a good place to start.
Although pharmaceutical grade supplements may cost a little more, in the long run the difference may be minimal due to having to potentially having to take a lower “dosage” due to increased purity. Bottom line, you may not need as many capsules of pharmaceutical grade supplements versus food grade to achieve the desired benefits.
That’s the Proviva difference!
BLUEPRINT FOR QUALITY PRODUCTS
♦◊ RAW MATERIALS ◊♦
Price is not the primary factor in
the sourcing of raw materials for our products.
In order to end up with the quality product that health professionals and their patients expect, raw materials are sourced based on their authenticity and efficacy as demonstrated in scientific literature.
♦◊ STRENUOUS TESTING ◊♦
During the manufacturing process, a variety of tests to verify the identity, strength, purity, composition, and absence of contaminants in any given component is used in production. We ensure completed formulas meet no less than 100% of the amount of all ingredients claimed on our labels.
♦◊ TRANSPARENCY ◊♦
A certificate of analysis (COA) documents our formulas’ quality. Every lot of every product will have a COA generated to document all of the testing performed on the product, the specifications each test is intended to comply with, and the actual results for each test.
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