A specialty supplement is a formula that has been specially designed to support a specific structure/function application in the body – such as joint health and immune support. Some are single-ingredient products. Others are combination formulas, providing unique blends of complementary ingredients that scientific research has shown work synergistically in the body to illicit similar pharmacological effects.
Specialty supplements have evolved along with nutritional science’s growing understanding of the direct link between diet and health. Note the relatively new category of nutritional products with pharmacological benefits called nutraceuticals (which contain active constituents from foods, herbs, and other botanicals) and nutrigenomics (nutritional genomics), the study of how dietary nutrients interact with genes to effect specific health outcomes. Specialty supplements are considered the cutting edge of nutritional science and are changing the way we think about nutrition and supplementation.
Nothing better exemplifies this new nutritional landscape than Bluebonnet’s growing assortment of specialty supplements, which include a wide selection of single- and multi-ingredient condition-specific products that support brain, cardiovascular, cellular, immune, skin, bone, joint, mood and prostate health, as well as manage blood glucose and weight with proper diet and exercise.