Nutrition Chicago

Nutrition Chicago

Poor diet choices and lack of proper supplementation increase disease risk potential.


5 Essential Supplement Recommendations from your Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers Providers


    • Evidence is beginning to emerge to suggest that anyone over the age of 50 should
      seriously consider taking a multivitamin/mineral. It is now stated in no uncertain terms
      that, “inadequate micronutrient intake among older adults is common despite the
      increased prevalence of fortified/enriched foods in the American diet.”1
    • A multi could be considered “dietary insurance”; since most individuals just do not get all
      of the required essential nutrients they need from their diet.

    • When most of us think of osteoporosis we think of calcium supplementation
    • Magnesium deficiency creates deficiency in calcium that cannot be corrected until magnesium levels are restored2
    • For this reason magnesium supplementation has been used in the research setting in the treatment of osteoporosis.
    • It should also be known that magnesium is not limited to improving bone health. There are some 300 bodily enzymes that require magnesium, which means that magnesium is vital for most cells and tissues in the body
  3. CO-ENZYME Q10

    • It is important to supplement CoQ10 to the diet because not only does the natural production of it reduce as we age but levels we need are not readily available in most foods. For example at age 58-76 tissue analysis of the heart showed a 72% reduction in the production of CoQ10.
    • When CoQ10 levels diminish, the ability of cells to sustain even basic metabolic functions is impaired. This results in the development of multiple disorders characteristic of normal aging.
    • Statin drugs used to lower LDL and cholesterol also deplete the body of CoQ10.3

    • It is well recognized that omega 3 fatty acids are essential for normal growth and
    • Omega 3 fatty acids have a well documented anti-inflammatory effect.
    • It has also become increasingly apparent that adequate intakes of omega 3 are required to prevent common diseases and that consuming diets rich in omega 6 at the expense of omega 3 may actually promote the development of disease.
    • Most of us consuming a modern day diet rich in grains, dairy, and processed foods ingest a 20:1 imbalance of omega 6 to omega 3, hence the need for fish oil (omega 3 supplementation)

    • Research indicates that 30+ grams of fiber a day can decrease your risk of colon cancer by 40%, increasing fiber intake 10 grams a day can lower cardio-vascular risks by 14% and reduce death by heart disease by 27%. Fiber lowers levels of triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, C-reactive protein (a cardiac risk factor) and blood pressure all of which are independent risk factors for heart attack and stroke.



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  • Besser GM et al. Clinical Endocrinology. 2nd ed. London: Times Mirror; 1994:p.18-10
  • Mabuchi H, Higashikata T, Kawashiri M. Reduction of serum ubiquinol-10 and ubiquinone-10 levels by atorvastatin in hypercholesterolemic patients. Journal of Atheroscler Thromb.2005:12(2):111-9


Poor diet choices and lack of proper supplementation increase disease risk potential

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  • MULTI VITAMIN: 2-3 tablets/day
  • MAGNESIUM: 400-1000 mg/day [take body weight in lbs, divide by 2.2, and multiply by 6 = basilar need (baseline amount to run body processes) then add 400 mg] [label style=”warning”]NOTE:[/label]if you experience diarrhea decrease dosage
  • FISH OIL (OMEGA 3): 1-3 grams/day
  • CO ENZYME Q10: 100 mg/day.
  • VITAMIN D3: under 110lbs – 5000 IU/day, over 110 lbs – 10,000 IU/day.
  • PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES: 2 grams/day/empty stomach/between meals.
  • FIBER SUPPLEMENT: 30+ grams/day [label style=”warning”]NOTE:[/label]consumption of fruits and vegetables contributes to overall daily fiber intake.


  • GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE: 1500 mg/day
  • CHONDROITIN SULFATE: 1200 mg/day




  • PROBIOTICS: Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium



NOTE: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center providers attempt to use only those products deemed of the highest quality and manufactured to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards exceeding standards currently proposed by the industry. There are contraindications to taking some supplements. The following dosage information is a general guide only therefore it is recommended that you speak to your health care provider prior to initiating a supplement regiment.



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