Selling Nutritional and Herbal Supplements
According to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended, Section 201(g)(1), the term drug is defined as an “article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” Technically, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, herbs, or homeopathic remedies are not classified as drugs. However, these substances can have significant effects on physiology and must be used rationally. In this office, we provide nutritional counseling and make individualized recommendations regarding use of these substances in order to upgrade the quality of foods in a patient’s diet and to supply nutrition to support the physiological and biomechanical processes of the human body. Although these products may also be suggested with a specific therapeutic purpose in mind, their use is chiefly designed to support given aspects of metabolic function. Use of nutritional supplements may be safely recommended for patients already using pharmaceutical medications (drugs), but some potentially harmful interactions may occur. For this reason, it is important to keep all of your healthcare providers fully informed about all medications and nutritional supplements, herbs, or hormones you may be taking.
Sale of Nutritional Supplements at Telos Functional and Integrative Medicine LLC
You are under no obligation to purchase nutritional supplements from our clinic.
As a service to you, we make nutritional supplements available for you to purchase. We endorse only products from manufacturers who have gained our confidence through considerable research and experience. We determine quality by considering: (1) the quality of science behind the product; (2) the quality of the ingredients themselves; (3) the quality of the manufacturing process; and (4) the synergism among product components. The brands of supplements that we have vetted and approved for use in our clinic are those that meet our high standards and that tend to produce predictable results.
While these supplements may come at a higher financial cost than those found on the shelves of pharmacies or health food stores, the value must also include assurance of their purity, quality, bioavailability (ability to be properly absorbed and utilized by the body), and effectiveness. The chief reason we make these products available is to ensure quality. You are not guaranteed the same level of quality when you purchase your supplements from the general marketplace. We are not suggesting that such products have no value; however, given the lack of stringent testing requirements for dietary supplements, product quality varies widely.
If you have not already scheduled an appointment with our clinic to develop a customized wellness plan and supplement protocol for you, we encourage you to do so. When you elect to work with us, we are able to craft specific and customized recommendations for you based on your particular needs and your unique situation.
Doing so assures that you get the most accurate and most precise management, the best and safest care, and the quickest, most enduring, and most durable desired results.
Moreover, we create a unique link for you to our professional online dispensary, Fullscript, in order to make it quick and convenient for you to access and order your personalized supplement protocol, thereby saving you a significant amount of time and effort.
However, if you are not an established client with Telos Functional and Integrative Medicine LLC and opt to access our online dispensary, Fullscript, by clicking below, you accept full responsibility for any and all inadvertent, accidental, unintentional, unexpected, unanticipated, and/or negative outcomes.