Too often patients purchase products that are poorly absorbed, have inadequate amounts of active ingredient and contains toxins that are detrimental to their health. The supplements that you will find on this online store are handpicked by Dr. Breen.
Dr. Breen created this online store to take the confusion and guesswork out of finding pharmaceutical grade supplements that work well. Although there are many regulations regarding the supplement industry there is poor oversight and compliance. As a result, many supplements on the shelves of local health food stores, vitamin stores and specialty supermarkets are poorly absorbed and when tested contain contaminants. For example, many "male enhancement" products that were labeled as "all natural" contained the drug Viagra which is not listed on the label. Other companies source their products from China and contain heavy metals like mercury or arsenic as well as other dangerous fillers. Other supplements have significantly less active ingredient than what is on the label. We see this with over the counter DHEA which commonly has 25mg on the label. When independent testing facilities look at these supplements they rarely have consistent amounts of active ingredient and often do not match the labeling. If you are like most patients, you find the product that has the most "zen" or "organic" labeling and give it a try.
Dr. Breen chose four specific companies (Xymogen, Metagenics, Designs for Health and Pure Encapsulations) that produce pharmaceutical grade supplements. This means that every product is tested for impurities and is guaranteed to contain exactly what is on the label. These companies are the best of the best. In addition, the products that he has chosen have the appropriate dose required to produce optimal results. For example, there are many fish oil (EPA/DHA or omega 3 fatty acid) products on the market. Many of them contain 300mg of omega 3 fatty acids per capsule. The standard dose of EPA/DHA that most patients should use to get the benefits described in the medical literature is 4-5grams/day (4000-5000mg). If you then buy a fish oil product with 300g per capsule you would have to take 14-17 capsules per day which is not going to happen.
Dr. Breen has the store broken down into specific categories to make it easier to find the products you are looking for. If you have any questions about a particular product or can not find a product you are looking for please contact Dr. Breen and he will assist you in choosing the best product possible. All of Dr. Breen's patients have direct access to him via phone, text and email. He provides this level of care so that his patients have the best chance at achieving optimal health.
Dr. Sean Breen is an osteopathic physician that specializes in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. He is a fellow with American Academy of Anti-Aging and is pursuing a Masters in Nutrition and Metabolic Medicine from the University of South Florida Medical School.