ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR A HELATHY BODY

21 12 2010

ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS

The Body needs the following nutrients to maintain Health & provide energy:
BIOTIN is needed for the metabolism of proteins and fats
CALCIUM is needed for strong bones and teeth, and for hormone secretion
CARBOHYDRATES provide energy, fiber, and many B vitamins
CHLORIDE is needed for water balance
CHROMIUM helps to control blood sugar levels
COPPER is needed for growth
FATS are a source of energy, fat-soluble vitamins, and essential fatty acids
FLOURIDE assists in bone and teeth formation
FOLATE is needed for red blood cell production & spinal-cord development
IODINE helps to regulate metabolism
IRON is needed for red blood cell production & oxygen transportation
MAGNESIUM strengthens bones & teeth, and promotes healthy muscles
MANGANESE assists the utilization of calcium and potassium
MOLYBDENUM aids enzyme functions
PHOSPHORUS is needed for bone health & energy release in body cells
POTASSIUM is needed for water balance & nerve & muscle health
PROTEIN maintains the body tissues
SELENIUM is an essential component of an enzyme that protects body cells
SODIUM maintains water balance
VITAMIN A helps growth & normal development, skin, and night vision
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE) aids carbohydrate metabolism
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) is needed for fat & protein metabolism
VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN) promotes healthy skin and metabolism
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) is essential for energy metabolism
VITAMIN B6 is required for protein metabolism & healthy nerves
VITAMIN B12 is essential for nerve function & healthy red blood cells
VITAMIN C helps to absorb iron & keeps connective tissues healthy
VITAMIN D helps to regulate calcium absorption & to maintain healthy bones & teeth
VITAMIN E protects cell membranes
VITAMIN K is needed for blood to clot & for metabolism
ZINC is involved in the immune system, taste, and bone health

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24 12 2010
ryan @ vitamin d3

Speaking of vitamin D, it functions a specific way in your body that researchers have considered it a hormone. It is involved in an important task known as the mineral homeostasis that deals with the regulation of the gene expression and also that of cellular differentiation.

24 12 2010
vitamin d deficiency symptoms

On the topic of Vitamin D, the importance of vitamin D in the development of cancer was further confirmed by a a 2009 study from Sylvia Chistakos, Ph.D., of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her research, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, showed that the active form of vitamin D induces the creation of a protein that can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.

24 12 2010
vitamin d benefits

When it comes to the how vitamin D benefits your well being in several more ways than is commonly known. The ‘sunshine’ vitamin, as it is sometimes called, is commonly known for its effect on strengthening the bones and joints in the human body by aiding the absorption of calcium. It also helps the body build up immunity. Our bodies can produce vitamin D organically, if we have sufficient amounts of sun (at least an hour a week). Alternatively, it is often added to certain foods such as milk, egg yolks, fatty fish, sardines, mackerel, tuna and salmon. These vitamin d rich foods are known to be a significant source of omega 3 fatty acids. Cod liver oil capsules are one of the most popular nutrient and Vitamin D dense supplements. I’ve found that adequate vitamin D levels are absolutely essential for a healthy life. I hope it helps you as much as it did for me.

24 12 2010
vitamin d

Vitamin D is known to be an important factor in immune system support, which is absolutely essential to the body’s ability to prevent sickness and other types of infections that are more likely during the winter months.

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