Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids
Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are imperative for all people, but especially for addicts in recovery because of their depleted nutrients and overall lack of health. Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids each work on various levels in the human body that make them requirements for healthy and normal function.
- Vitamins are required for normal body functions like digestion, production of energy, immune system strengthening, red blood cell production, maintaining strong bones, and healthy functioning of the eyes, liver, and skin. Vitamins play an important role in rebuilding cells and maintaining the health of organs like the liver, which work to clean the blood of toxins. For addicts, all of these functions are particularly important due to a lack of regular maintenance and the intoxication of blood cells from drug and alcohol abuse.
- Minerals are the core of all matter and an essential element in body cell regeneration. Vital for human life, minerals also act on all levels of function – cells, tissues, and organs. In addition to regulating bodily functions commonly taken for granted, proper mineral levels help to prevent serious health problems like heart attacks, heart disease, arthritis, anemia, and cancer. Minerals are imperative for a healthy body that is able to regenerate cells, strengthen bones, break down foods and proteins, and keep organs operating smoothly.
- Amino Acids second only to water, amino acids comprise the majority of muscles, tissue, and cells in the human body. Amino acids are the key ingredients in proteins, which are the building blocks of cells. Without amino acids, there would be no regeneration or growth of cells, which help to regulate all body functions. Not only do they assist in increasing the effectiveness of vitamins and minerals, but certain amino acids can also act as neurotransmitters, which help stabilize the communicative functionality of the brain.
Considering the importance of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for normal and natural functions of every human, addicts who have tremendous deficiencies in their overall health and maintenance are in desperate need of vitamin therapy which includes essential minerals and amino acids, specifically tailored to each individual’s health needs.
This is why at Best Choice Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to vitamin therapy for every individual’s health needs.
Each person comes into treatment with different health needs, so vitamin therapy is customized for each individual. The goal of vitamin therapy is to facilitate the body in resuming proper functionality on all levels, from kidney and liver function, to the reproduction of endorphins and dopamine. Everything we use in our individualized vitamin therapy is essential for normal human function, and severely deficient in most every addict.
|Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids||What It Supports|
|Vitamin A||Important in strengthening the immune system by keeping cells healthy, and resistant to viruses.|
|Vitamin D||Helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorous, which leads to strong bones and aid a healthy immune system. It also helps to reduce stress, reduce muscle spasms, and regulate blood pressure.|
|Vitamin C||Plays an important role in protecting against immune system deficiencies, and also aids cell heath, works to detoxify the body, and support good stomach bacteria.|
|Vitamin E||Mostly known for its antioxidant characteristics, vitamin E also helps protect against heart disease, cataracts, and cancer.|
|Niacin||In small doses only, Niacin helps to lower cholesterol, improve blood circulation, and supports muscle growth and strengthening.|
|Folic Acid||Helps protect against cardiovascular disease as well as various neurological a problems, including depression.|
|Omega 3, 6 ,9 Oils||These oils all help promote healthy nerve activity, improve vitamin absorption, support cell development, and strengthen immune system|
|Amino Acids||Commonly referred to as the building blocks of life, amino acids enable vitamins and minerals to do their jobs. They can also act as neurotransmitters|
Based on scientific data that shows the required levels of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for normal function, we understand that recovery from addiction is not possible without replenishing the body with what is required for natural functionality. When first entering addiction treatment with depleted levels of nutrients, the amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are higher, and decrease to FDA standard levels as each individual gets closer to normal functioning levels. It is imperative to have sufficient levels of nutrients not only for the benefits of the nutrients themselves, but also for the efficacy of the treatment program itself. Whether it’s stronger bones from vitamin D for physical training, or the natural reproduction of neurotransmitters for effective cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, communication training, or spiritual healing, a healthy, and normal functioning body is at the center of our treatment program.
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, please call us at 1 (877) 823-9819, or fill out our assessment form, and we will be happy to talk with you about your situation and start to plan a customized treatment plan for recovery. Don’t suffer alone. We can help.