The Role of Specialty Supplements in Patient Care
There are times when patients have specific health needs that require more targeted nutrition than a broad-spectrum multivitamin or a single vitamin or mineral provides. That’s where specialty supplements come in.
Some common health areas addressed with specialty supplements include:
- Joint health. Glucosamine, chondroitin and curcumin are among the most common nutrients used in joint supplements. Supplements may include these nutrients in combination or with other vitamins, minerals and botanicals that assist with maintaining overall joint health.*
- Sleep support. Getting adequate sleep goes a long way toward supporting overall health and well-being.1 Melatonin has been shown to help with regulating the sleep-wake cycle and support normal sleep patterns, especially with patients experiencing occasional sleeplessness, jet lag or looking to support quality sleep.*2
- Healthy skin, hair and nails. Collagen is the protein that plays a role in connective tissue throughout the body. As people age, their ability to generate collagen decreases, resulting in thinner skin.3 Supplements containing collagen as well as biotin and other nutrients assist with providing key nutrients for hair, skin and nails.*
- Brain health. Keeping your brain healthy means more than focusing on brain related conditions– it’s also about supporting mood and learning ability. Certain specialty supplements are formulated with nutrients to support different aspects of brain health, such as omega-3s, L-Theanine and B vitamins.*
At Nestlé Health Science, research is at the core of everything we do. All our specialty supplements are backed by evidence and formulated with the desired health outcomes in mind, providing healthcare professionals with specialty supplement brands they can trust.
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1. Grandner MA, Malhotra A. Sleep as a vital sign: why medical practitioners need to routinely ask their patients about sleep. Sleep Health. 2015 Mar;1(1):11-12. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2014.12.011. PMID: 27840846; PMCID: PMC5102393.
2. Melatonin: What You Need to Know. National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health. Last updated July 2022. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/melatonin-what-you-need-to-know
3. The Nutrition Source: Collagen. Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Last updated May 2021. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/collagen/
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.