Special Report: Signature Supplements
From diets to face creams to clothes, it's no secret there's a niche for creating custom products. Now there's something that's taking your health personally.
"One size fits all medicine no longer works, it's individualized," Gary Sandman, founder of Individual Health Solutions LTD, said.
Sandman believes the key to a healthy and younger looking body is by a specially formulated vitamin plan.
"We're able to program a supplement program based on what your genetics- your biochemistry needs," Sandman said.
Something that 14-year-old Amanda Welborn said she's learning that first hand. For years she has tried almost everything to treat her skin condition, psoriasis.
"It’s really embarrassing," Welborn said.
Nothing worked, but when her mother decided the ‘right prescription’ would come from a ‘custom vitamin,’ things started to clear up.
"I used it and it went away and that's never happened before," Welborn said.
The theory is that the difference between vitamins on the shelf and a custom blend custom one's is that custom vitamins replenish the ‘exact’ mineral and nutrient that your are missing.
Some say preventing symptoms like depression, sleep disorders, skin problems, allergies, PMS, food cravings, headaches and more.
"It's like feeling good and feeling healthy comes out when you balance out the basic needs of your body," Sandman said.
Creating your signature supplement is done without blood tests and tissue samples.
"We did over 20,000 individuals and did extensive blood research. We can predict with 99% surety what your biochemical imbalance is," Sandman said.
Your body's needs are determined from an online questionnaire and 48 hours later you get your results.
"An in depth analysis of the test, of the nutrients you need to take, of your food groups, the type of exercise that best suits you," Sandman said.
Vicki Kordell said not only have the vitamins helped her to combat symptoms of depression, she believes they are helping her to look and feel younger.
"I noticed an increase in energy," Kordell said. "I do think I look younger than 44 years old."
Dr. Caroline Appovian, director of weight and nutrition at Boston Medical Center is skeptical about how they gather your genetic information.
"It's very cool in theory," Dr. Appovian said. "This customized vitamin program doesn't even look at your blood values of anything."
She agrees vitamins are important, but said they don't need to be customized.
"I can't really see that you’re not going to get the same benefit from taking a general multivitamin," Dr. Appovian said.
But for Amanda…
"I think that they really work," Welborn said.
"I think there's a big difference," Kordell said.
A tailor made formula is all the proof they need.
Individual Health Solutions, LLC
8323 Sharon Drive
Frederick, MD 21704
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