7 Vitamins to Incorporate into Your Daily Routine
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As children, we’re always forced to take our vitamins and constantly reminded how important they are for us. So much that as we get older we tend to block them out of our mind entirely (at least I am guilty of this). It wasn’t until I grew up and educated myself on the importance of vitamins and supplements that I then incorporated vitamins into my daily routine. Picking the right vitamins and brands can be difficult as the options are endless. It’s important to know what vitamins to take and why you are taking them so I did some research to make the process a bit easier for you.
A vitamin compiled of different minerals with the recommended daily dosage that we need in our body. Multivitamin benefits include eye health, better immune system, heart health, healthy aging, and healthy hair and skin. If you don’t take any other vitamin you should at least take a multivitamin.
The main benefit of a probiotic is that it promotes good gut health as it is a good bacteria that helps to balance the good and bad bacteria in your body. Some research shows that probiotics are beneficial for eczema, urinary and vaginal health, and preventing allergies and colds.
Iron is a vital mineral we have all throughout our body cells but mainly found in red blood cells. Iron benefits include decreasing fatigue, healthy immune system function, boosts hemoglobin, and improves concentration.
Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth. Foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, beans, nuts, and broccoli are filled with calcium so a supplement may not be necessary if your diet consists of these foods. If you aren’t getting enough calcium on a daily basis, 1,000 mg, then you can resort to a supplement.
Magnesium is an essential mineral in our bodies that is necessary for the body to function. It has hundreds of benefits but the most popular functions are energy production and bone health.
Vitamin D benefits cell and bone growth and healthy immune function. You can get a good amount of Vitamin D from direct sunlight so if you live somewhere with a great amount of sunlight you may not need a Vitamin D supplement, on the other hand it may be necessary if you live somewhere that is not quite as sunny.
B-12 breaks down fats, proteins, and carbs and converts the food into energy. B-12 is also ideal for healthy nerve and blood cells. B-12 is especially important for vegans or vegetarians as B-12 food sources are typically animal-based.
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