Dr Journal: Minerals

Vitamins and Minerals

By Alexandra Botez

Vitamins and Minerals

Throughout the busy days, running around the office or running after the children, we often feel drained, lethargic and as if we have absolutely no energy. This is exactly why the vitamins and minerals absorbed through the foods that we eat, are so important.

Vitamins and minerals are required by the body in order for it to function optimally. A vitamin is described as “any group of organic substances essential in small amounts that normalise metabolism.” (Healthyeating.sfgate.com,2017).

Minerals, on the other hand, are comprised of inorganic substances that are vital for overall health. Vitamins and minerals are found in foods.

The body requires raw ingredients or nutrients, in order to perform the daily functions. The terms, vitamins and minerals, encompass a wide variety of substances, to name a few. Vitamin C, which is responsible for developing connective tissue, as well as providing a protective mechanism and boost for the immune system, helping prevent colds and flu.

Vitamin B converts the foods consumed, such as carbohydrates, into to energy. This energy, which is converted from glucose to glycogen, is needed to perform basic functions within the body.

Vitamin D has the responsibility of regulating the calcium and phosphorous levels in the blood system.

Some of the important minerals found in the body are calcium which is vital for bone growth and development. Sodium is essential to regulate the fluid levels in the body. Magnesium is vital to maintain muscle function and regulates the heartbeat.

A lack of the many vital vitamins and minerals can be detrimental to your health, and could potentially lead to the onset of a variety of diseases or disorders, namely Rickets which is due to a lack of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. The decreased levels of these substances leads to skeletal issues; and causes the bones in the body to weaken, and causes them to soften.

A calcium deficiency develops when the calcium levels in the body are significantly reduced, this can lead to osteoporosis which is a degenerative bone disease. A lack of calcium, also, causes the bones to become weak and brittle, making it easier for them to break.

Anaemia is an iron deficiency. The reduction in iron levels leads to decreased red blood cells, the primary function of these cells, is to carry oxygen to the vital organs in the body.

It is evident how essential vitamins and minerals are for us; but often it may be difficult for us to reach those daily requirements that our bodies crave in order to functions effectively. Therefore, it might be necessary to supplement these nutrients. If you feel the need for a vitamin and mineral supplement, Slimatone has the perfect solution for you.

The Slimatone Daily Lift, is a multivitamin that is comprised of many vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, provides added calcium, it increases your energy and improves your overall health.

The Slimatone Mineral Support which is made up of calcium, iodine, magnesium and zinc. It increases your daily energy levels and improves your bones and joints, decreasing your risks of developing bone and joint related diseases.

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