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Supplements in Chicago, IL

FreshSkin offers supplements to the residents of Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding communities in Illinois.

At our office, we believe that our bodies are capable of health and vitality if given the proper balance of nutrients and hormones. We also believe that each person has different needs; and therefore these nutrients and hormones should be optimized for each person individually. We thoroughly assess each person’s symptoms and lifestyle, while also using lab tests that show hormone and nutrient deficiencies, in order to create the optimal supplementation program for each patient.

There are many types of nutraceutical supplements on the market, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, hormones, hormone precursors, etc.; and it can be very confusing to choose what is right without the proper information. We at FreshSkin have done the homework for you. We carefully select each product we offer through rigorous analysis of nutrient density, bioavailability, and product stability so we can be sure we are providing only the best products on the market. We provide supplements and hormones that are designed and tested by pharmacists and physicians, ensuring quality and results.

We understand that the vast array of supplements that are promoted on the market along with the information available on the internet can certainly be overwhelming. That is why we take pride in working with each patient on a personalized regimen of supplements and hormones to optimize their health.

Our inventory includes a wide range of proven products and a variety of brands, such as Protein Shakes, Biotin®, Thyroid Booster and Multivitamins.

Protein Shakes

Everyone needs a certain amount of protein in their diet, but those who are trying to lose weight or increase their level of physical fitness may need more than others. One way of obtaining extra protein is by drinking shakes.

What are protein shakes?

Protein shakes are beverages that contain high levels of protein along with some carbohydrates or fat. They may be in liquid form or a powder that is mixed with other ingredients such as skim milk, and are available in a variety of flavors as well.

Why drink protein shakes?

Dieters often turn to protein shakes to help them lose weight while still maintaining good nutrition since they can be used as meal replacements. Athletes can also benefit from drinking them because the added protein they provide helps muscles recover from intense workouts. Those who do not have time to eat healthy may want to consider having a protein shake while on-the-go since it provides more nutrition than a fast food meal does. They are healthy and delicious, so they could simply be enjoyed as an afternoon snack for those who need an extra burst of energy.

What are the benefits of protein shakes?

  • Convenient to consume anywhere
  • May help improve athletic performance
  • Provide adequate nutrition to be considered as a meal replacement
  • Taste delicious
  • Protein powder can be prepared in a variety of ways to help alleviate boredom with this product
  • Do not usually upset the stomach and are easy to digest
  • May lead to improved health and a decreased risk of heat exhaustion

How often should protein shakes be consumed?

This will vary from one person to the next depending on the reason for using them. Most people benefit substantially when they consume protein shakes on a daily basis.

Biotin®

What is Biotin®?

Biotin® is a substance found naturally in foods that supports the health of several body systems. Known as “Vitamin H”, Biotin® is actually one of the B-complex vitamins. It helps the body burn carbohydrates and fats and contributes to healthy skin, nerves and digestion. It is found naturally in eggs, dairy products, salmon and chicken, but those who do not regularly consume these foods may need to take a supplement instead.

What are the benefits of Biotin®?

  • Strengthens nails
  • Alleviates depression
  • Improves eczema
  • Reduces acne breakouts
  • Strengthen hair follicles and reduces hair loss

Biotin® is believed to be especially helpful in treating Type 2 diabetes. When taken with chromium, this nutrient helps stabilize blood sugar levels and also decreases insulin resistance.

Who may need biotin supplements?

A number of things can lead to biotin deficiency including alcoholism, consuming large amounts of raw egg whites and having surgery to remove part of the stomach. Some people may also have difficulty absorbing nutrients due to an autoimmune disorder and, therefore, need to increase their intake of this substance.

How often should Biotin® be taken?

Supplements are usually taken daily, and the amount consumed varies from one person to the next.

Proper nutrition is an important part of good overall health. The benefits of Biotin® are often underestimated, and many who take this supplement on a regular basis will happily attest to its advantages.

Thyroid Booster

The thyroid is responsible for regulating the metabolism, circulating calcium in the bloodstream and producing hormones that encourage cells to produce protein. When the thyroid does not function properly, it can lead to a breakdown of several systems throughout the body and result in a host of health problems including weight gain.

What are some signs of an underactive thyroid?

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unexplained weight gain that does not respond to diet and exercise
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling of the face or neck
  • Hoarseness
  • Feeling cold often
  • Brittle nails

Who is likely to develop an underactive thyroid?

This condition most often affects women over the age of 50; however, men and women of all ages can develop this disorder. People who have been exposed to radiation and those with a family history of hypothyroidism are also more likely to develop it.

How is an underactive thyroid diagnosed?

A simple blood test is all that is needed to diagnose an underactive thyroid.

How can a thyroid booster help?

A thyroid booster can help stimulate hormone production in the thyroid gland, thereby increasing the metabolism and helping regulate other body systems.

What are the benefits of taking a thyroid booster?

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps improve energy levels
  • Natural supplements that have few side effects
  • Convenient and easy to take
  • May reduce the odds of developing breast cancer
  • Can reduce the dependency on prescription medications to control thyroid functions
  • Could help improve memory

Multivitamins

What are some reasons to take multivitamins?

Patients who do not eat right or have trouble absorbing nutrients sometimes need to take multivitamins. Additional reasons include:

  • Ensuring one’s recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals are obtained
  • Preventing diseases such as osteoporosis
  • Improving overall health
  • Increasing energy
  • Alleviating anemia

Who should take multivitamins?

Pregnant women are usually advised to take multivitamins based on their increased nutritional needs during this time. Others may have conditions that make it difficult for them to absorb vitamins and nutrients from the foods they eat. Only a doctor can determine if taking a multivitamin is necessary. If so, he or she can recommend precisely the right one for each individual.

What are the benefits of taking multivitamins?

Each person will experience different benefits, and some of them can include:

  • Improved appearance of the skin, hair and nails
  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced immune system

Dr. Tenore and her staff at FreshSkin provide personalized care to residents of Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding communities in Illinois with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 847-681-8821 to speak with our friendly staff. 

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595 Elm Place, Suite 208
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-681-8821