Vitamins and minerals are crucial to consume because the body needs them and the body does not make them. They work to benefit the body in performing hundreds of critical roles. And, it is a balancing act to get enough of these nutrients and to get too much. We recommend focusing on eating a healthy diet to get enough amounts of the vitamins and minerals needed.
The human body works, constantly, to produce and support tissues and organs. And, it is the bloodstream that works to deliver nutrients to needed areas. But, in order to be able to deliver said nutrients, the body must first have them. These include at least 30 vitamins, minerals, and dietary components that your body needs but cannot create on its own in enough quantities.
Those nutrients are vital to healthy living as they work to support bone development, heal wounds, and strengthen the immune system. It also works to convert food into energy and repair cellular damage.
But trying to keep track of what you need and all that these vitamins and minerals do can be time consuming and a lot to consider. We, therefore, recommend contacting a registered dietitian for more information on the matter and for very specific direction that is healthiest and smartest for you.
Our personal training team will also make recommendations, helping you to make healthier choices that will progress you toward your fitness goal. However, they will always remind you of their expertise and that speaking with your doctor or dietitian is the ideal approach. And, when considering all the advice that is available to you, with the right fuel and exercise regimen, you are bound to get to your goal.
Please remember that one workout routine may be perfect for one individual. Well, that same workout routine may not be appropriate for another. The same methodology can be applied to nutrition. One person’s “super-food” could potentially be inappropriate for another person. So, it is always ideal to listen to a nutrition expert, registered dietitian, first.
If your doctor or dietitian recommend taking a multivitamin, here are some positives to consider about taking them –
1. As we age, our nutritional needs go up. Correspondingly, it becomes more and more challenging for the body to absorb nutrients. And, some medications can deplete the body of nutrients. A multivitamin can then work to offset those deficits.
2. There have been studies that show taking a quality multivitamin may reduce cardiovascular disease. As heart disease is still so prevalent in the U.S., regular consumption of vitamins then plays a strong role in cardiovascular health.
3. Vitamin C is an antioxidant commonly known for bolstering the immune system. Vitamins D and E also work to that same effect. And, these vitamins can also reduce allergy symptoms.
4. New research connects healthier hair to Vitamins B3, biotin, and Vitamin C. And, that same research connects healthier skin to Vitamins A, C, E, and CoQ10.
5. And, generally, quality vitamin and mineral intake correlates with feeling better! Particularly B vitamins have been associated with higher energy levels, greater well-being, and a decrease in anxiety and stress.