Minerals – The impulse for our body
All the food we eat in our daily lives is made up of nutrients. While you may look at a piece of meat and think that’s all it is, every piece of meat, vegetable or fruit you eat is in fact a complex mix of micro and macro nutrients. Macronutrients include carbs, fats and protein, while micronutrients come down to vitamins and minerals.
While most people understand the importance of vitamins, such as vitamin C in boosting immune system, minerals are just as important, but often less talked about. Minerals can be found in small amounts in all food and they help our body function, develop and grow stronger. If it wasn’t for minerals, we would slowly die off one bit at a time.
There are two basic types of minerals that our body needs. Macrominerals are minerals that our body needs in bigger amounts and these include Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Chloride and Sulfur. All of these minerals are found in nature in many places and in the food we eat. The so called trace minerals are only needed in small amounts, and they include Copper, Iron, Manganese, Iodine, Zinc, Flouride, Cobalt and Selenium.
The importance of macrominerals
Macrominerals are the most common minerals you find in food and they often come in large quantities. Most notable of the macrominerals are probably Sodium, which you ingest every time you put salt on your food, Potassium which is famously ingested through eating bananas and vegetables and Calcium and Magnesium which are two of the most important minerals in keeping strong bones, teeth and muscles.
Calcium and Magnesium are extremely important for the human body and if you are not getting enough of them, you are likely not eating a healthy diet. Calcium is found in milk and all dairy products, so any healthy diet should have plenty of it. Even if you are avoiding dairy, eating fish or green vegetables can still give you your daily supply. Magnesium, on the other hand, is ingested through nuts, green vegetables and seafood, making it a bit less common, but still easily accessible.
The importance of these macrominerals in our body’s functioning cannot be overstressed. The pair work together to form powerful bones, teeth and help muscles and blood work properly, which is why every healthy person must base their diet on foods that contain plenty of these two.
Sodium and Potassium is another pair of minerals that work well together and help the human body maintain a good fluid balance, keep the muscle contractions healthy and even help with the transmitting of nerve signals which connect our body and our brain. Potassium and Sodium are extremely easy to come by so very few people lack them and many people actually ingest way too much Sodium.
How trace minerals work
Trace minerals are those minerals that you only need a very small amount of every day. However, the fact you don’t need much of them does not mean you don’t need them at all, and some of them like Iron and Copper can be very important. It may be strange to think about eating Iron, but there are traces of it in many foods and without it, our body does not work the way it should.
Iron helps the body metabolize energy as it is an important part of hemoglobin, which is a molecule in red blood cells. Copper works alongside Iron, helping body metabolize Iron and also as a part of many enzymes in our system. Other trace minerals, like Manganese, are also found as building blocks of various enzymes, which are crucial for different functions of our organs, bones and muscles.
How can I get enough?
Getting enough minerals through regular diet can be a challenge, as most diets will lack something. This is where Vit2Go! products come in very well, as they contain relevant amounts of all the necessary minerals. Immune System Booster and Hangover Aid contain Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Potassium, Selenium and other minerals in amounts that really change things up for your body.
Even if you are not in direct need, consuming Natural Energy Booster, Immune System Booster or Hangover Aid on a regular basis can help your body function better and keep you energized and in a good mood around the clock. They are always a great idea, and since they are made up of natural ingredients, there are no side effects to worry about.
Getting enough minerals through diet is also very possible, but consuming some Vitamin Supplements here and there can’t hurt even in that case. The other ingredients contained within the Hangover Aid and Immune System Booster will keep you flush with health and keep your body ticking at a very high rhythm.