There is a common misconception that we can get all the nutrients the body needs if we just follow a well-balanced diet. Unfortunately, there are multiple factors that make this implausible for most and impossible for others. Soil depletion, greater exposure to environmental toxins, reduced food quality, and increased consumption of processed foods have all contributed to various nutrient deficiencies and imbalances.
There are many vitamins and minerals to consider when striving for optimal nutrition. The following four substances are common areas of deficiency that can be easily resolved through daily supplementation. Restoring proper balance to these areas supports greater wellness, bodily function, and longevity.
Vitamin B Complex
The B complex is composed of eight different vitamins in the form of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. Each of them influences different areas of the body. However, the entire family of B vitamins support the function of many other vitamins and minerals. Therefore, they are an essential part of keeping the body running at its best.
Some of the areas influenced by B vitamins include:
- Heart health
- Metabolic function
- Nervous system protection
- Skin health
- Sleep regulation
B vitamins are water soluble, meaning they are not stored in the body and must be replenished regularly. One of the best ways to ensure the body is getting the B vitamins it needs is by employing a well-balanced B complex supplement.
Mega B is specifically formulated by HoltraCeuticals to provide all the B vitamins needed to meet a recommended daily dosage. Mega B is particularly effective at resolving B vitamin deficiency, which is a common occurrence among vegetarians, the elderly, and those with a chronic condition.
Learn more about B vitamins in our Ultimate Guide to B Vitamins.
Many may know of vitamin D as “the sunshine vitamin” because the body produces it when skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is in fact a pre-hormone that is required for numerous chemical reactions and bodily functions. For example, vitamin D is a necessary part of calcium absorption and utilization as well as protecting immune function and combatting the development of autoimmune disorders.
Typically, those who live in sunny regions are not at risk of deficiency. However, individuals residing in northern climates, where days can become short and little sunlight is available, are at greater risk of developing vitamin D deficiency and/or seasonal affective disorder. Those with a vitamin D deficiency are more likely to experience fractures, osteoporosis, inflammation, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and breast cancer.
Clearly, maintaining a healthy level of vitamin D is important. Vitamin D 5,000IU is a supplement produced by HoltraCeuticals that helps maintain appropriate levels. This supplement is particularly beneficial for those who do not get adequate sunlight or are already suffering from a deficiency due to chronic illness or another contributing factor.
Although magnesium is technically a mineral, it facilitates vitamin efficacy and function. Magnesium’s effect is most apparent regarding energy regulation. ATP is the body’s primary fuels source and magnesium is an important part of the ATP metabolization process. This promotes better energy usage leading to improved liveliness, mood, and physical ability. Furthermore, magnesium is needed for over 300 unique enzymatic functions, some of which involve:
- Calcium absorption and bone building
- Heart health
- Muscle contraction and relaxation
- Nerve health
- Synthesis of fat, protein, and nucleic acid
- Vitamin D synthesis
Those suffering from a magnesium deficiency may experience lingering and frustrating symptoms including muscle cramps, migraine headaches, fatigue, and insomnia.
One of the best ways to resolve a deficiency is to use an appropriate supplement. HoltraCeuticals produces two forms of magnesium in Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Glycinate. Those who have not supplemented with magnesium, or are experiencing digestive issues, should begin with Magnesium Citrate. Once the body’s tolerance level has been met, the switch to Magnesium Glycinate should be made.
Magnesium Glycinate has an absorption rate that is nearly 40 percent higher and has no known gastrointestinal side effects. Properly using these supplements can defeat a deficiency and result in notably improved sleep, muscle function, and energy level.
Omega-3s support long-term wellness by lowering the risk of chronic disease including heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and neurodegenerative disorders. Studies also show that these essential fatty acids support brain function involving memory, cognition, and mood regulation.
Maintaining an appropriate omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is important to getting the most out of these fatty acids. Ideally, omega-3 and omega-6 are maintained at a 1:1 ratio. However, the typical Western diet causes a significant dominance of omega-6 typically ranging from 15:1 or 17:1 which often leads to inflammation. Those who follow such a diet generally benefit greatly from supplementing with omega-3s. Supplementation is also an option.
The body cannot produce omega-3s making them an essential nutrient that must be acquired from an external source. Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly found in fish and associated products such as fish oil. Some other sources of omega-3 include nuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, grass fed meats, and eggs.
HoltraCeuticals’ Ultra Omega is an excellent source of high grade omega-3s that support various aspects of health. Additionally, Ultra Omega is a leader among fish oils regarding absorption rate allowing the body to use it more effectively and efficiently.
Supporting Health with Safe Supplementation
Incorporating high quality vitamins and supplements into your daily health regimen is an easy way to support health and wellness. Each of the substances mentioned above provide specific benefits that promote different areas of health ranging from the heart, brain, muscles, digestion, and more.
Using high quality supplements such as those produced by HoltraCeuticals is a helpful step to take towards fulfilling your body’s specific needs and achieving individual wellness.
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