Supplementation is a great way to incorporate the vitamins, minerals and ingredients we need into our busy modern lives. Our fast-paced lifestyles, the way we farm and the way we eat means it’s now difficult for us to get everything we need from food alone. But that doesn’t mean we need to suffer from nutrition deficiencies – a supplement regime that targets and addresses specific key areas can have a hugely beneficial impact.
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Multivitamins help plug the gap created by our modern lifestyles (meaning we now experience more stress than ever) and modern farming (which means our food has fewer nutrients than ever). As well as plugging the nutrient gap, multivitamins help with a range of other symptoms, including; improving metabolism, boosting the immune system, strengthening bones and tissue and building and repairing muscle.
Magnesium has an effect on several hundred functions in the body, and so has a wide-ranging significance – most notably having an effect on the nervous system. Your body uses up Magnesium when we train hard, so it’s important to replenish these supplies.Magnesium comes in many forms and can be used for slightly different goals.
Click through on the below links to the magnesium that is the best suit for you.
- Mag (bi)glycinate – more suited to use for sleep and relaxation.
- Mag citrate – more for exercise, this also helps bowel movement so start at low doses.
- Mag taurate – good for the heart and lungs, can also calm the nervous system.
- Mag l-threonate – strengthens cells and connections to help memory and cognition.
- Mag malta – binds on to Aluminium and helps it to be excreted out the body.
Zinc is responsible for many functions in the body – most notably for producing the ‘anabolic’ hormones required for building tissue and improving strength. If you’re aiming to build muscle through your training regime, it could be beneficial to incorporate a Zinc supplement to aid this.
Vitamin D is best obtained from the sun, but living in the northern hemisphere and spending lots of time indoors/in offices means that supplements are a good idea for many of us. Vitamin D has a wide variety of health benefits, including boosting the immune system, supporting neurological health, building strong bone and teeth health, fighting cancers and nourishing the heart.
Many of us associate Vitamin C with being good for warding off illnesses, but there are many more benefits to it than just that. Studies suggest that Vitamin C not only reduced your likelihood of becoming ill, but can make any illnesses you do catch less severe.It also has a host of other benefits, such as:
- Protects against oxidative damage caused by harmful free radicals
- Promotes the healing of wounds, growth and repair of tissues in all body parts
- Produces and maintains collagen needed for healthy bones, skin, teeth, gums, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels
- Increases blood flow in the body aiding recovery and general health
- Helps Iron absorption
- Maintains normal blood cholesterol levels
- Metabolises fat
- EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which is great for countering inflammation and is found in big warm-water fish.
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which is great for brain health and found in small cold-water fish.
Unsure what it is you’re looking for? Our articles below can provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision.
Foundation Series: Supplementation
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