Supplementation Need


Conditions that suggest Supplementation Need

The Immune System  

Weakened Immune System

Inadequate vitamin and mineral intake has been associated with immune deficiency and improper energy metabolism. It appears that most immune system dysfunction actually results from a vitamin and/or mineral deficiency rather than protein deficiency.

Risk factors for Supplementation Need

Supplements and Medications  

Multiple mineral supplement use


Multiple vitamin supplement use

Supplementation Need suggests the following may be present



Recommendations for Supplementation Need


Bioperine (Black Pepper)

Bioperine enhances nutrient absorption, meaning that more of the nutrients consumed will be made available for important bodily functions. It has been said “You are what you eat”, but nutrient availability depends just as much on what you absorb.



Strong or generally accepted link
Strongly counter-indicative
Very strongly or absolutely counter-indicative
Likely to help
Highly recommended



Plays a vital role in regulating many body functions. They act as catalysts in nerve response, muscle contraction and the metabolism of nutrients in foods. They regulate electrolyte balance and hormonal production, and they strengthen skeletal structures.


The chemical processes of living cells in which energy is produced in order to replace and repair tissues and maintain a healthy body. Responsible for the production of energy, biosynthesis of important substances, and degradation of various compounds.

Immune System

A complex that protects the body from disease organisms and other foreign bodies. The system includes the humoral immune response and the cell-mediated response. The immune system also protects the body from invasion by making local barriers and inflammation.


Compounds composed of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen present in the body and in foods that form complex combinations of amino acids. Protein is essential for life and is used for growth and repair. Foods that supply the body with protein include animal products, grains, legumes, and vegetables. Proteins from animal sources contain the essential amino acids. Proteins are changed to amino acids in the body.

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