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5 Major tips for taking care of your body using Vitamins and Minerals

Here's what everyone needs to know about taking care of their body especially with the overwhelming varieties of vitamins and the supplements to take.

1) The first tip is understanding how our Vitamins are absorbed:

 Vitamins normally come in two forms, we have water-soluble and also fat-soluble. Just as their categories indicate, water-soluble vitamins are vitamins that can dissolve in water which is why our bodies easily absorb them.

An example of this is the Vitamin C that we normally to boost our immunity, another one is vitamin b12 that we normally take for energy. When we talk about the fat-soluble vitamins, we are talking about high-fat foods which are best absorbed from a high-fat meal, Examples of the vitamins we can get from this are Vitamin A, D, E, and even K.

2) The second tip is knowing how many minerals your body Need

Minerals are very much inorganic and their structure hardly breaks down. Minerals normally come in two forms, we have trace minerals and also the major minerals. Whereas we don't need to worry much about the trace mineral which we don't require much, our bodies need more major minerals to function and the major minerals include calcium, sodium, and potassium while the trace is zinc, copper, and selenium.

3) Know How You Can Take Your Vitamins vs. Minerals:

Some supplemental should be taken with foods which makes it easier for our body to absorb them, others on their own shouldn't be taken with any other supplements. Take, for instance, vitamin c is best paired with iron for maximum absorption but one should avoid taking calcium, magnesium, or zinc at the same time.

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4) The fourth tip to remember is that Quantity matters so much in Vitamins and Minerals

Some of us are very familiar with the macronutrients that our bodies need in large quantities for creating energy such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats. Minerals and vitamins on the other hand are considered micronutrients meaning that our body only needs small portions of them. getting a very high intake of vitamins and minerals can be considered to be toxic. This is why one should stick to prescribed recommendations by an expert instead of doing their doses themselves.

5) The final tip is knowing when to take Different supplements

It is always wise to consult your doctor before taking any supplement because he will help you decide when it's necessary to take them but there are few conditions that one can also consider before taking them and these include:

Iron: Having an iron deficiency has been considered the most nutritional disorder around the world, whenever you notice a sign of it in your body, reach out to your body to get the right supplements that will help you.- Calcium, Vitamin D: People who are normally intolerant to lactose will have a hard time getting these much-needed nutrients from dairy-free food. So, if you are don't hesitate to see your doctor.

B12: Vegans and vegetarians normally get less of these vitamins in their diets and might require a consultant to help them with the right supplements for better health.

Generally, it is always a great idea to check with your doctor on the best recommendations you need on your daily dosage.

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