Micronutrient Support

Adult and Child Psychiatrist located in Lancaster, PA

Micronutrient Support

Supplements offer the chance to augment your daily nutrition and give your body the fuel it needs to thrive. Board-certified adult and child psychiatrist Sarah Gatumu, MD, of New Direction Functional Psychiatry in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has the training and expertise needed to help you find the right supplements for your unique needs. Begin your journey today by booking a visit online or by phone. 

Micronutrient Support Q & A

What role do supplements play in mental health?

Your body needs a complex blend of micronutrients to function at peak levels. Nutrition deficiencies can cause many troubling changes, including mental health challenges. Supplements offer a way to add to the nutrients you take in from food sources to create optimal balance. 

There are times when an individual assumes they are experiencing a serious mental health condition when in reality, their symptoms are brought on by nutritional deficiencies. Even if you are currently functioning well, incorporating supplements into your daily routine can help make the most of life. 

Some of the micronutrients linked to mental health include:

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Folic acid

Lab testing can reveal your current nutrient levels, giving your practitioner guidance on how to create a customized supplementation plan. 

What are the benefits of supplements?

You can get all of the nutrients you need through food sources alone. Doing so, however, requires considerable time and effort spent planning, shopping for, and preparing highly nutritious meals. 

Meeting this goal is not an easy task for most people, and certainly not on an ongoing basis. For many, the daily stresses of career, family, and community leave little time to put together an optimal nutrition plan. 

Supplements help fill in the gaps that exist in your nutritional needs. They deliver a powerful blend of top-quality nutrients that quickly filter into your bloodstream, where they can go to work nourishing your body at the cellular level. 

What supplements are right for me?

Never before have there been so many wonderful options when it comes to supplements. This plethora of choices, however, can make it hard to know where to begin when it comes to supplementation. 

Your practitioner is here to help, providing customized guidance to help you create a supplementation plan aligned perfectly with your lifestyle and needs. Fueling your body and brain properly will help you feel your best, both mentally and physically. 

It’s important to let your practitioner know about all medications you’re taking. Certain supplements can cause negative reactions with some medications or can reduce the efficacy of your drug therapy. 

When you’re ready to get started, reach out to New Direction Functional Psychiatry online or by phone to find an appointment time that fits your schedule.