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Dr. Allan Kurtz

Board Certified Internal Medicine
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Five Benefits of Nutritional Supplements and Nutraceuticals for Southern Californians

By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on November 4, 2016

When we catalogue the tenets of wellness, we usually think only of diet and exercise. In fact, nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals are vastly important tools available to us. Life in Los Angeles can be stressful, and sometimes our daily health doesn’t get the full attention it requires to be ideally effective. That’s where nutritional supplements and a nutraceutical approach is most helpful. 

Nutraceuticals focus on the healing power of food, curating a diet that imparts unparalleled health benefits. Similarly, nutritional supplements compliment your existing health routine, to fill in any gaps where your nutritional needs aren’t being effectively met. Combining the power of nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements can do wonders to revamp your health—adding resilience, energy, and an overall feeling of wellness where it was once lacking. In that vein, keep in mind a few of the following benefits as you consider and implement your wellness routine in greater Los Angeles:

  1. Nutraceuticals are Safe 

When introducing certain pharmaceuticals to the body, there is typically an associated risk or set of side effects. Because nutraceuticals are food-based and non-toxic, their benefits can be extracted without risking your large health.  


  1. Nutritional Supplements and Nutraceuticals Address a Variety of Health Issues 

In addition to addressing certain chronic diseases, nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals also have antioxidant power, encourage healthy cell growth, and even provide some therapeutic qualities. 


  1. Nutraceuticals Can Play a Crucial Role in the Strengthening the Immune System 

Nutraceuticals can assist in safeguarding the immune system against certain chronic diseases and conditions, such as allergies, Alzheimer’s, obesity, Parkinson’s, cancer, and others.  


  1. Nutritional Supplements Fill in Health Gaps 

A diet-based approach is a cornerstone of longevity and wellness, but sometimes a wholesome and balanced diet can be difficult to achieve in our modern world. Nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals provide the body and mind with the health support needed to function optimally.  


  1. Nutraceuticals and Nutritional Supplements Are Cost Effective 

Not only are nutraceuticals and supplements far less expensive than their pharmaceutical counterparts, they also empower the body to take a preemptive and preventative approach to wellness, so that the risk of incurring future health costs as the result of heart disease, cancers, obesity, and the like is significantly reduced.  


The first step towards improved and sustained overall health is to take a holistic approach to longevity and wellness. Consider adding nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements to your overall wellness plan as you work with your doctor to craft an approach to health and longevity that works with you and for you. 

Dr. Allan Kurtz specializes in creating ideal health and longevity plans for patients of all ages. 

Fellowship trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine. The California Center of Longevity and Functional Medicine and the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California were founded in Woodland Hills, CA to aid patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area in restoring and maintaining optimal health for the long term.

To schedule a consultation contact us today at 818.346.1440.