“Don’t forget to take your vitamins!”
We are always told to take our vitamins but why? How important are vitamins and minerals to our lives? While most people know taking vitamins and minerals will be beneficial to their health, I don’t think most people realize how important. Vitamins and minerals play a key role in overall health maintenance. Vitamins and minerals help balance the body both physically and mentally. They factor in everything from hormonal balance, nutrient metabolism, disease prevention and even mood elevation. Everything from being overly stressed, simple aches and pains, anxiety, and restlessness may have a direct relation to your body’s vitamin and mineral levels.
In today’s hustle and bustle society most people do not eat a balanced diet and lack in a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Even those of us who feel we eat pretty healthy, generally tend to lack in some vitamins or minerals without even realizing it.
The majority of your vitamins and minerals should come from the foods you consume. Eat a diet loaded with lots of vegetables, a small amount of fruit, whole grains, fish, and lean cuts of meat. Even with a diet like this though, you should still think about supplementing with a good multivitamin. Did you know sometimes people who take vitamins everyday tend to be deficient in some vitamins and minerals do to the quality of vitamins they may be consuming? Taking cheap synthetic vitamin and minerals is basically the same as taking your money and throwing it out the window. Make sure your multivitamin comes from a good whole food base and not made of synthetic materials.
If your diet is not the best, and you feel off in general, you may want to take a vitamin and mineral analysis. A vitamin and mineral analysis will give you an indication of why you are feeling the way you do and what vitamins and minerals in your body may have you feeling off. If you are interested in possibly finding out more about possibly having a vitamin and mineral analysis done, you can contact us below.