Essential Micronutrients for Those Who Have an Active Lifestyle

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Having an active lifestyle makes it necessary to supplement your body with the right nutrition. These nutrients are divided into two parts macronutrients and micronutrients.

Micronutrients are those that constitute vitamins and minerals and macronutrients include proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. As the name suggests, your body requires micro amounts of micronutrients. Failing to get any of the essential micronutrients can have negative repercussions. So what are the micronutrients you need? I have curated a list. Read on to know them all.

Vitamin C:​ This vitamin is linked to many health benefits. Being an antioxidant, it strengthens your natural defenses, protects your immune system, saves you from eye diseases and signs of aging. Suggested foods to increase vitamin C intake are citrus fruit, broccoli, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, etc.

Vitamin E:​ An antioxidant vitamin E, helps protect your body from the damage caused by free radicals. It is key for immunity, healthy eyes, and skin. The recommended allowance for vitamin for ages above 14 is up to 15 milligrams.

Multi-vitamins:​ Available in many forms such as capsules, gummies, liquids, etc, multivitamins are a composite of many different vitamins and minerals. There is no uniform for what in a multivitamin since it differs by brand. You can purchase from any brand of your choice and follow the recommended dosage.

Vitamin D:​ This is a fat-soluble vitamin that includes vitamin D-1, D-2, and D-3. Your body must have enough vitamin D to absorb calcium and aid bone health. Vitamin D also helps proper immune functions and other bodily systems. You can consider going for an early morning walk for the synthesis of natural vitamin D3. Those with a deficiency can also have a vitamin D3 tablet.

Calcium: ​Calcium is vital for bone health. It also aids the transfer of messages from the brain to other body parts. As opposed to men, women are four times more prone to osteoporosis. Women above 30 should hence consider supplementing themselves with calcium supplements.

Vitamin B Complex:​ B vitamins are imperative for maintaining good health. They affect your brain functions, energy, and cell metabolism. To increase the levels of vitamin B complex in your body, consider eating eggs, cheese, dark green veggies such as spinach, kale, etc.

Liver Support: ​To enhance liver functions, you can consider the intake of Liv 52. It is a health supplement that protects the liver against hepatotoxins and alcohol effects. It also promotes appetite and helps gain weight.

The above micronutrients are of extreme importance for one and all especially those who lead an active lifestyle. Never go overboard with their dosage, consume them in the right proportion and make way for a healthier you.

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