Every substance, medication, & supplement can be a nutrient or it can be a poison, depending upon the rate of administration, route of administration, and amount of administration.
Never go cheap when getting your medicines or supplements. Do your own research, insist on pharmaceutical grade, assayed products. If you can’t get a direct look at the data, look for a more reputable source. The difference between the top of the line, quality nutraceutical and a cheap knock-off is a few pennies per day. Get the best quality that you can reasonably afford.
Restoration of health and a sense of well-being should be the principal goal of medicine. Due to the way that the practice of medicine has evolved, attention has been paid largely to the treatment of illness and injury, (sometimes referred to allopathic medicine,) and less to the prevention of disease.
The science of anti-aging medicine focuses on the restoration of health, which can be viewed as being entirely different from the treatment of disease. In reality, both types of medicine have the same goal, but the approach is what makes them different. This approach is sometimes referred to as “holistic.”
That focus involves the restoration of balance within the body, that is, provision of medication, nutrient, and hormone with the end-point being a healthy level with restoration of healthy function.
This end-point is not defined by ‘population normals,’ but by that amount and that ratio that is healthy for the individual. It is this the philosophical point that separates the allopathic practitioner from the allopathic practitioner.