Diet Supplements

Improve your health and well-being with nutritional dietary supplements.

As a licensed dietitian, Dr. Liu can guide your selection of dietary supplements to maximize their benefits for your individual health.

Dr. Liu is available for consultation on a wide variety of supplements that can improve neurological, cardiovascular, immunological, endocrine and micro-nutritional health.

Here are several supplements Dr. Liu offers and the health benefits they provide:

Vitamin B5: One of the key vitamins in energy production and stress management, B5 promotes the conversion of the body’s fuel into energy. B5 supplements can help improve energy levels, burn fat and lower cholesterol.

Vitamin B6: Considered one of the most important vitamins for all biological functions, B6 has many different uses in the body. It can aid in protein metabolism and immune function and has been shown to prevent diabetes and heart disease, among other uses.

Vitamin B12: Crucial for the function of your nervous system and all of the body’s cells, B12 regulates red blood cells and works with B6 to promote heart health. B12 deficiency becomes more common with age.

Vitamin D: Produced naturally when sunlight hits our skin, vitamin D promotes the health of bones and teeth. Many people become deficient in vitamin D due to lack of sun exposure, making supplementation a necessity.

Coenzyme Q-10: Also known as “ubiquinone” because of its necessity for all cells, Q-10 helps to fight diabetes, obesity, fatigue and disease. It can also help burn fat into energy and promote a stronger heartbeat.

Lutein: This antioxidant helps counter the effects of free radicals in the brain, skin and heart. It also helps to prevent macular degeneration, which is one of the leading causes of age-related vision loss.

Chromium: This nutrient maintains proper glucose and insulin levels, stabilizes blood sugar and helps to fight fat. It can also provide greater energy levels, slow the effects of aging and help against diabetes.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: This antioxidant improves insulin resistance, protects against diabetes, heart disease and stroke and can help you lose weight. It also fights free radicals in the body and protects other antioxidants.

L-Carnitine: By transporting long chain fatty acids to be burned for fuel in the cells’ mitochondria, carnitine plays a big role in energy production. It can also strengthen muscles and help to prevent congestive heart failure.

Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC): A kind of carnitine that is particularly good at providing energy to the brain, research has shown that ALC may be able to combat some of the effects of aging on the brain and reverse some of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC): This nutrient is one of the most important for anti-aging efforts and protects the whole body by boosting production of substance called glutathione in the liver.

Phosphatidyl Serine (PS): About two-thirds of the brain is made out of phospholipids and essential fats, and PS is among the most important of them. Brain levels of PS decrease with age, so taking supplemental PS can help to keep your brain protected and energized.

Pyncogenol: This is a French maritime pine bark extract. It is proven effective for Allergies, Circulation problems, Disease of the retina in the eye, improved endurance in athletes, High blood pressure, Asthma in children, ADHD and Varicose veins.

Dietary supplements may also provide solutions for:

  • Diabetic neuropathy support
  • Premenstrual support
  • Weight management
  • Homocysteine metabolism
  • Fibrinogen metabolism
  • Energy metabolism
  • Triglyceride balance
  • Sleep regulation
  • Mood regulation
  • Menopause
  • Blood pressure
  • Insulin resistance
  • Inflammation
  • Sexual function

Vitamins and nutrients regulate your bodily functions and the repair of bodily tissues. Every person has different nutritional needs that may change based on age and lifestyle factors, so determining your ideal regimen of dietary supplements will require an assessment of your health needs and dietary requirements.

Contact our office today to schedule a nutritional consultation with Dr. Liu in East Brunswick.