Along with diet and exercise, vitamins can be a helpful supplement to your health routine. Many that are essential to our body’s basic functions are actually deficient in a large portion of the population. But it can be difficult to sort through all the vitamins and minerals on the pharmacy shelf. Surely, you don’t need to take 100 different pills a day to be healthy. Researching every single vitamin can be overwhelming, but taking too much or too little of a certain one without adequate knowledge about it can have its consequences. So let’s go through a quick summary of some of the most important vitamins you can add to your daily consumption and what they actually do.
The problem with just taking a multivitamin is that certain vitamins compete with each other for absorption. If you take one, it can cancel out the other. A few examples include calcium and magnesium, as well as vitamin C and B vitamins. Also, because there are so many different vitamins crammed into one pill, the actual amount of each one in that pill is sometimes negligible. The potency can be much lower than the recommended daily dose and the amount you would get if you took each vitamin on its own.
To make a long story short, almost every single vitamin and mineral out there supports a healthy immune and nervous system. Maybe through different means, but any amount of research will show that this isn’t an uncommon characteristic. Basically, if our bodies are receiving the exact amount of each vitamin and mineral that they need in our diet or otherwise, our immune and nervous systems will be at prime capacity. Now let’s get into more of the nutritional and fitness related benefits unique to each supplement.
Depending on your genetic make-up and nutritional needs, your vitamin regimen may have a few added to the list. Taking these on a daily basis has given me one more way to control my body and how it performs. It’s given me the tools to fight infection and fatigue, maximize my efforts in the gym and perfect my nutrition. So do some research, try things out and make your body happy with just a few simple vitamins.