Are you taking vitamins and minerals? Do you know why you are taking them? Are they necessary? Are they helping you?

Are you taking vitamins and minerals?  Do you know why you are taking them?  Are they necessary?  Are they helping you?

There is so much misinformation when it comes to vitamins and minerals. Most rush to buy them on the bad advice from TV and social media. If you take this, you will be cured of that! Lose 40 pounds in 40 days! The fountain of youth has been discovered in the form of this pill!

Sensational advertising to say the least!


We know that micronutrients – vitamins and minerals – are important. They are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth, and physical well‐being.

Almost every physiological function in your body requires micronutrients to function optimally:

  • Producing and releasing energy
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Reducing systemic inflammation
  • Protecting against free radical damage
  • Maintaining a healthy hormonal balance
  • Maintaining insulin sensitivity
  • Slowing down cellular aging

But why take them if you are not deficient in a certain vitamin or mineral.

Therefore, we must test for these micronutrients.


We use cutting edge technology when it comes to lab testing. If, necessary, we will order a micronutrient panel. The results will give us what vitamins and minerals you are deficient in. From there we can put together a very specific program of care that is designed for your biochemistry and metabolism.

Also, you could have an excess of a certain vitamin and mineral. If this is the case we may recommend you stop taking that micronutrient.

The important aspect of this is to get tested. Because if you are not testing you are guessing and when it comes to your health we do not guess.


Vitamins are essential organic nutrients, most of which are not made in the body, or only in insufficient amounts, and usually must be obtained through food. When dietary intake of a vitamin is inadequate, deficiency disorders may result.

Minerals are inorganic nutrients that also play a key role in ensuring health and well‐ being. They include the trace elements such as copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.

Taking vitamins and minerals can be beneficial. You want to know what specific vitamins and minerals you should be taking.


Visit or call our office today. Then, we can answer specific questions you may have.

Yours in health,

Dan Cardellichio DC, MS

Clinical Nutritionist

MS, Human Nutrition

Adjunct Professor, University of Bridgeport, Nutrition Institute

103 Professional View Drive
Freehold, NJ 07728


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