Nutraceuticals Products in Houston

Nutraceutical products are fortified supplements to your diet that encourages health, wellness and the treatment and prevention of disease. These nutritional supplements have specific physiological and nutritional benefits, so your body receives all the necessary nutrients it needs. Dr. Schmidt offers two types of nutraceutical products: BioTE® and Thorne®.

The term “nutraceutical” was coined by Stephen De Felice, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, in 1989. Nutraceutical was defined as a food or parts of food that could provide health benefits. It can also help prevent or treat some diseases.

Many nutraceuticals are used to delay the aging process, prevent chronic disease, increase quality of life or improve health. There are four main categories of nutraceuticals: dietary supplements, functional foods, medical foods and farmaceuticals.

Dietary Supplements

This category contains products which derives their nutrients from food. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates dietary supplement products.

Functional Foods

This category contains whole foods or foods that have been fortified, enriched or enhanced to prevent illness or reduce the risk of disease. Oatmeal is an example of a functional food, as it contains soluble fiber. This fiber can help lower cholesterol. Orange juice fortified with calcium is also a functional food because it encourages bone health.

Medical Foods

Medical foods are often prescribed by a doctor. These foods are created for people with specific dietary restrictions or illnesses, like Crohn’s disease, GERD and ulcerative colitis, to receive the needed nutritional content. It also includes some beverages.

Farmaceuticals

Farmaceuticals are medical compounds made from plants or animals that have been genetically modified to create drugs or antibodies. This is usually done through biotechnology.

Nutraceuticals offer a higher concentration of bioactive chemicals that is often too difficult to achieve from diet alone.

Nutraceutical products can help promote health and wellness in the following categories:

  • Liver and Detox
  • Sports Performance
  • Bone and Joint
  • Immune
  • Gut Health
  • Heart & Vessels
  • Multivitamins
  • Stress
  • Animal Health
  • Metabolism
  • Women’s Health
  • Cognition and Focus
  • Amino Acids
  • Protein Powders
  • Sleep
  • Men’s Health
  • Energy
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Fish Oil and Omegas
  • Probiotics
  • Thyroid
  • Children’s Health
  • Methylation
  • Mood

 

There are many ingredients that go into nutraceutical products to ensure you get the nutrition your body needs. Below is a list of some of the nutraceutical ingredients that can be found in different products. Most nutraceutical products will only contain a few different ingredients in one product.

 

  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine
  • Acetyl-L-Cysteine
  • Acetylglucosamine
  • Adrenal
  • Adrenal Cortex
  • Alanine
  • Aloe Vera
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • Arabinogalactan
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  • Arginine
  • Arjuna
  • Artichoke
  • Ashwagandha
  • Astragalus Extract
  • Bacillus coagulans
  • Bacopa Extract
  • Bark Extract
  • Berberine
  • Beta-Alanine
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Betaine Anhydrous
  • Betaine Hydrochloride
  • Bifidobacterium lactis
  • Bilberry
  • Bile Salts
  • Biotin
  • Bismuth
  • Bitter Melon
  • Black Cohosh
  • Borage Oil
  • Boron
  • Boswellia
  • Bovine
  • Broccoli
  • Bromelain
  • Bromelain and Papain
  • Buchu
  • Burdock
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium
  • Carnitine
  • Carotenoids
  • Carrott
  • Chaste Tree
  • Chicory
  • Chloride
  • Choline
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Chromium
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove, Black Pepper, Hops, Rosemary
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Copper
  • Coptis Extract
  • Creatine
  • Curcumin
  • Cystine
  • DHA
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Dong Quai
  • EPA
  • Echinacea
  • Eleuthero Extract
  • Fiber
  • Flavonoids
  • Folate
  • Fruit
  • GABA
  • Gamma Tocopherol
  • Ginger
  • Gingseng
  • Ginkgo Phytosome
  • Glucosamine Sulfate
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Glutamine
  • Glutathione
  • Glycine
  • Grape Seed Phytosome
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Guar Gum
  • Gymnema sylvestre
  • Hawthorn Extract
  • Hemp
  • Histidine
  • Hydrochloride
  • Hydroxytryptophan
  • Indole-3-Carbinol
  • Inositol
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Isoleucine
  • Jambolan
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Larch Extract
  • Leucine
  • Licorice
  • Lutein
  • Lysine
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • Melatonin
  • Methionine
  • Methyl Sulfonyl Methane
  • Milk Thistle Seed
  • Mixed Tocopherols
  • Molybdenum
  • Mushroom
  • Nicotinamide Riboside
  • Olive Leaf
  • Pancreatin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Pea Protein
  • Pea and Rice Protein
  • Pectin
  • Pepsin
  • Phenylalanine
  • Phosphatide Complex
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • Plant Enzymes
  • Potassium
  • Probiotics
  • Protein
  • Prune Powder
  • Pterostilbene
  • Pycnogenol
  • Quercetin Phytosome
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Resveratrol
  • Rhodiola Extract
  • Rice Bran
  • Rice Protein
  • Saccharomyces boulardii
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Schisandra Extract
  • Selenium
  • Slippery Elm
  • Sodium
  • Sterolins
  • Sterols
  • Sweet Wormwood
  • Taurine
  • Theanine
  • Thiamine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Tyrosine
  • Undecylenic Avid
  • Uva Ursi
  • Valine
  • Vanadium
  • Vanadyl Sulfate
  • Vegetables
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Whey Protein
  • Wild Yam
  • Zinc

 

Dr. Schmidt and her team will help you determine what nutraceutical products are essential to your health. Give us a call at 713-464-2100 to schedule your appointment!

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