Optimization is at the center of our philosophy for everything, especially your health. Longevity is not solely about quantity, it’s about the quality of your years. Our goal for you is to not just increase your life span but your healthspan. Maintaining optimal health is essential to leading a happy and fulfilling life. Lifestyle is the first factor – eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, get enough sunlight, and avoid environmental toxins, limit drinking, and avoid smoking. After those essentials, we take a deeper look to ensure your body has the right balance of vitamins and minerals. Excessive amounts of these vitamins can be harmful so always talk to your healthcare provider before starting a supplement. Here are some products that can help you attain optimal wellness.
Pregnenolone is a precursor hormone naturally produced in the body, and it is the “master hormone” used to create other hormones in the body, such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. Pregnenolone is involved in a variety of bodily processes, including energy metabolism, mood regulation, memory formation, and stress response. In functional medicine, we consider it to be the “cognition hormone”. The optimal level for pregnenolone is around 60 ng/dl. Supplementing with Pregnenolone can often improve memory and recall.
Vitamin D deficiency is almost endemic in North America. The optimal range for Vitamin D is 50-100 ng/mL. Vitamin D is crucial to bone health. Without it, the body cannot properly absorb calcium from the diet, which leads to weakened bones, a condition known as osteoporosis. Some studies suggest that Vitamin D may help reduce the risk of some cancers and chronic conditions. It can also improve your mood and cognitive function. Vitamin D is important to the body but excessive intake can be harmful. Some medical conditions and medications can lead people to need higher doses so we recommend taking this supplement under medical supervision.
Methylated B vitamins (methylated, simply said, means more bioavailable) play crucial roles in your bodily processes like energy metabolism, brain function, DNA synthesis, and methylation, which is part of Phase II liver detoxification. These vitamins help breakdown homocysteine, a “bad” amino acid that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, mood disorder, and cognitive decline over time. High levels of homocysteine can be damaging, if left untreated. The optimal range for homocysteine is 5-9 umol/L. We recommend Blu Methyl B to help you optimize your B vitamins and get rid of excess homocysteine.
Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium supports glandular function, bone health, regulates muscle and nerve function, maintains heart health, supports healthy cognitive function, and can help prevent disease, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and migraines. We suggest Blu Mag (magnesium glycinate) to help you achieve an optimal level of Magnesium (such as a sensitive measure of Magnesium, measured on the Red Blood Cell) , which is between 5.5 and 6.8mg/dl.
Optimizing your nutrient and hormone levels is key to a long healthspan. By focusing on overall wellbeing and good physical and mental health, you increase the number of active and productive years, free from chronic diseases and disabilities. Optimizing your levels maximizes your best years.