As we dig into our diet and exercise routines in the new year, it’s important to keep in mind that in order to build your body and achieve your desired result, you need to make sure your putting the right stuff in. That doesn’t just mean eating veggies and exercising a few times per week. You need to make sure your body has the building blocks for building muscle and performing as its peak. Nutraceuticals and multivitamins provide these building blocks and then some. Nutrition manufacturers have long sought the perfect ingredients for multivitamins, and we’ve distilled the list of potential vitamins and minerals down to a core five that are sure to keep you feeling your best. Incorporate these into your daily routine to ensure your body has what is needs to thrive.
Always at the top of the list, vitamin D has been shown to support a variety of functions within the body. Deficiency in vitamin D has also been linked to lowered bone and hair health, as well as immunity problems. In the body, vitamin D helps absorb calcium (another essential on this list) and supports immunity and nervous system function. Having this in your vitamin cupboard is highly recommended.
With Covid still running rampant in the US, a strong immune system is not only important, but it could save your life. It may seem like an obvious choice, but just because it’s an age-old immunity booster, it’s still worth adding to this list. In addition to immunity support, vitamin C protects your cells against free radicals and helps maintain skin, bones and teeth.
While both vitamins D and C support the absorption of calcium, calcium absorption is only efficient if there is a sufficient stream of calcium entering the body. We usually think of milk when we think of calcium, but few adults eat or drink enough dairy to keep calcium levels where they should be. Calcium does help maintain bones, muscles and teeth, but it also helps promote healthy blood pressure and hormone secretion. Keep your bones healthy and your hormones happy by adding this nutrient to your daily routine.