Wellness Supplements

Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center

Family Physicians located in Live Oak, San Antonio, TX

Taking the right supplements can have a profound positive effect on your health and address nutritional deficiencies as well as restore depleted vitamin levels. In San Antonio, Moiz Tajkhanji, MD works alongside a compassionate group of healthcare professionals at Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center providing a range of effective medical-grade, natural and herbal supplements and vitamins. Dr. Tajkhanji can help you to determine the best supplements to help you achieve optimal wellness. Call or conveniently book online.

Wellness Supplements Q & A

Why would l need supplements?

Supplements are an excellent method to boost your overall health, address vitamin deficiencies, and restore vitamin levels. To function properly, your body needs certain important vitamins and nutrients from the foods you consume.

Many people don’t get enough of these important nutrients through diet and can experience deficiencies that can lead to bothersome medical complications. Vitamin deficiencies can cause fatalities in more severe cases.


Why buy supplements from Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center?

Dr. Tajkhanji provides a number of dietary supplements that can include ingredients such as amino acids, herbs, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. Dietary supplements are available in many different forms, including tablets, soft gels, liquids, and powders. Supplements are custom-made for you in the office and are the highest quality and purest form available.

Dr. Tajkhanji conducts testing to evaluate your health and help you decide the right supplements for you. Dr. Tajkhanji offers supplements that are free of dangerous contaminants.

There’s a difference between supplements that are manufactured at food grade standards and supplements manufactured at pharmaceutical grade standards. It’s more difficult to source quality pharmaceutical grade supplements, so Dr. Tajkhanji provides them for you. Around 95% or more of the supplements sold at most retailers are food grade.

Pharmaceutical grade supplements

Pharmaceutical grade supplements (sometimes referred to as medical grade supplements) involve manufacturing protocols that ensure accurate labeling and adherence to the same high production standards as prescription medications. Pharmaceutical grade products are tested for dissolution and disintegration.

Absorption is important when it comes to supplements, and pharmaceutical grade supplements assure you that the products you’re using effectively break down and get absorbed and utilized by your body. All raw ingredients must be tested before production, including tests for bacteria, metals, microbials, and contaminants.


What is nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is a revolutionary method of delivering bioactive materials through supplements. Nanotechnology deals with materials smaller than 100 nanometers. 1 nanometer is equal to 100,000th of a millimeter.

Nanoparticles don’t behave like conventionally sized particles and display specific characteristics based on the quantum mechanical forces that are exhibited at this level. These forces can make the material stronger and improve solubility properties and the ability to transfer heat and absorb light. The nanotechnology of pharmaceutical grade supplements results in supplements that are better absorbed by your body and more closely resemble the natural absorbency of nutrients.


What are the benefits of supplements?

Supplements have the potential to reduce the risks associated with certain diseases and ensure you’re receiving a sufficient amount of the vital substances necessary for your body to function optimally.


Resveratrol is a compound called a polyphenol that acts as an antioxidant and protects your body against damage. Resveratrol can be found in the skin of red grapes, peanuts, and berries.

Resveratrol is said to have anti-aging and disease-fighting properties and can lower inflammation and disease risks and improve cholesterol.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant and a vitamin-like chemical. Good food sources of alpha-lipoic acid include spinach, potatoes, liver, and broccoli. Alpha lipoic acid is helpful in the treatment of nerve-related symptoms of diabetes, such as burning, pain, and numbness in the arms and legs.

Alpha lipoic acid can help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in your body and improve the function of certain neurons. Alpha-lipoic acid is used to break down carbohydrates in your body to make energy for the other bodily organs.

Fish Oil

Fish oil can be obtained from taking supplements or eating fish. Whale blubber, seal blubber, cod liver, salmon, tuna, mackerel, and herring are especially rich in the beneficial oils known as omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can help to lower triglycerides levels. When you have high triglycerides, it can be an indicator of heart disease and poor heart health.

Fish oil is can be used to treat an array of medical problems, including chest pain, high cholesterol, arthritis pain, and high blood pressure. Your body can’t make its own omega-3 fatty acids, so you have to get it from your diet. For most people, the western diet is lacking in omega-3 fatty acids and supplements can help.


Melatonin is a hormone that’s primarily created by your pineal gland and regulates wakefulness. As a medicine, it’s effective for the short-term treatment of sleeping difficulties and can help with jet lag or shift work. When you can’t sleep it can have a negative impact on your quality life as you become fatigued throughout your day. Melatonin can help you get your much-needed sleep and rest.


Ashwagandha is a plant whose berry and root are used for treating arthritis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleeping difficulties, asthma, bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, and more. It’s also used to reduce levels of sugar and fat in the blood, inflammation, pain, and some of the effects of aging.

Ashwagandha is commonly utilized as an adaptogen to help your body cope with daily stress.


Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound found in the Indian spice turmeric. Research shows that curcumin can boost brain function and lower disease risks. Curcumin can ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other chronic pain conditions. Turmeric might also consist of other beneficial medicinal compounds.


Magnesium is an important mineral involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body. Magnesium helps with energy production and to make protein, bone, and DNA, and regulate muscle and nerve function, blood pressure, and glucose control. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and is involved in more than 300 enzyme systems in your body.


A multivitamin is a supplement containing more than one nutrient. Multivitamins are a great way to get simple, convenient, and easy access to multiple nutrients at once.

If you’d like to learn more about supplements, call Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center or schedule online today.