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Clinician Home  >  Nutritional Foundation Program  >  Pain & Inflammation Supplements
Nutritional Supplementation

Topics:
1. Clinical role for nutritional supplementation
2. Supplements vs. pharmaceuticals
3. Choosing a supplementation protocol
4. Accessing supplement information on this website



1. Clinical role for nutritional supplementation

A brief history of Anabolic Laboratories
Anabolic Laboratories was founded in 1924 as a company that encapsulated dried foods to improve nutritional intake for patients. No current nutritional supplement manufacturer has been in business as long as Anabolic Laboratories. By the 1940s Anabolic Laboratories expanded into manufacturing pharmaceutical products as a participant in the war effort during WWII. Currently, Anabolic Laboratories nutritional products are manufactured applying pharmaceutical manufacturing principles to nutritional products. This commitment to pharmaceutical standards and expertise is unique to Anabolic Laboratories, a manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Made Nutritional Products for the professional health care market. For a complete history of Anabolic Labs click here.

Our manufacturing facilities are located in Irvine, CA and Colorado Springs, CO. Both facilities are open for scheduled visits and guided tours. Contact us to schedule a visit and see “Anabolic Difference” first hand.

The role of diet & supplementation
As a manufacturer of nutritional products for clinical application for the health care market, it would be shortsighted to devalue the role of diet and it’s effect on the chronic pro-inflammatory state when evaluating the need for supplementation. The term nutritional supplement precisely reflects the nature of how the products should serve the patient. Nutritional products are designed and formulated to function as supplements to a diet that should be healthy and anti-inflammatory. With this in mind, it is well documented that most individuals do not consume adequate key nutrients and therefore can benefit from nutritional supplementation.

For some individuals, basic supplements are appropriate and for those who have uncompromisingly pursued a disease-promoting lifestyle, more aggressive supplementation may be necessary. In terms of the focus and purpose of supplementation, whether basic or aggressive, the goal is the same: to support mitochondrial function and ATP synthesis, reduce oxidative stress, and modulate the production of inflammatory mediators. In other words, the goal is to create a healthy, anti-inflammatory biochemical state.


2. Supplements vs. pharmaceuticals

Many patients are likely to ask you if they can treat their disease with supplements instead of medications. Unfortunately, there is limited evidence that supports this approach. We suggest that patients be educated about nutritional supplementation for the purpose of creating an anti-inflammatory biochemical state that is health promoting. It is with this view in mind that we have designed the supplement section in the Patient side of our website, so it can function as an educational tool for your patients.

3. Choosing a supplement protocol - which supplements should be the focus of your practice?

The Nutritional Foundation booklet  and Supplement Section of the Patient section of our website describe the key foundational supplements that are appropriate for most individuals. Research has demonstrated that these supplements function to promote healthy biochemistry by supporting ATP synthesis, reducing oxidative stress, and reducing the production of inflammatory mediators and include the following:

     • Multivitamin/mineral
     • Magnesium
     • Omega-3 fish oil
     • Vitamin D
     • Probiotics
     • Anti-inflammatory herbs/spices/botanicals
     • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
     • Alpha-lipoic acid
     • Acetyl-L-carnitine
     • Powder vegetables/fruit

The extent of supplementation depends on patient need and interest. Additional supplements can be added and this is also based on patient need. The most common include:

     • Proteolytic enzymes
     • White willow bark
     • Glucosamine/chondroitin
     • Hydroxyapatite
     • B-complex vitamins
     • Zinc
     • Vitamin K2

4. Accessing supplement information on this website

     • For clinical application purposes, basic supplement information is available in the Nutritional Foundation booklet, Audio CD/MP3, and Patient supplement section of our website.

     • Individual product pages within our website contain general information about each supplement, a Fact Sheet with more details, and full text articles when they are available – see AVED-Multi page as an example. Additional full text articles will be added to our website library as they become available.

     • The Resources & Links page contains links to a 48 hour DVD class, several webinars, key websites such as the Vitamin D Council & pubmed.org, as well as individual nutrition journal websites.

About Us
Founded in 1924, Anabolic Laboratories is a pharmaceutical manufacturer of clinically dispensed nutritional products for the licensed health care professional.

Our manufacturing facilities are located
in Colorado Springs, Colorado &
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