Micronutrients are commonly referred to as vitamins and minerals. You want to make sure you meet your daily requirements in this area too in order to promote your body working at its greatest potential by keeping your energy levels up, fight off disease, and infection. Micronutrients are also most likely extremely important essential nutrients that your body is lacking.
Three key micronutrients to make sure you are on top of are:
In a recent study of collegiate football players trying out for the NFL showed that over half of them had a deficiency in Vitamin D. 86% of those that were injured displayed very low amounts of Vitamin D in their systems. We are not all football players but this research shows how a deficiency in Vitamin D can lead to injury pretty easily. The purpose of vitamin D in the body is to aid in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, ensuring your bones grow strong and healthy.
So how can you make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, which is true but the sun isn’t strong enough for us to get our daily intake of it during the October to May months. Great sources of Vitamin D are wild caught fish, egg yolks, shiitake mushrooms, and yogurt to name a few. We also have two products with high amounts of Vitamin D in them: our SUPER POWDER and our SHOTS, 1,000 IU (250%) and 400 IU (100%) respectively.
Biotin is a nutrient that helps to maintain your red blood supply. It is also an extremely nutrients to have as it helps your body maximize the use of other nutrients it receives.
Your body relies on red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body. If you also add exercise on top of just your daily life functions then it will be especially vital for you to make sure your body has enough biotin.
What are good sources of Biotin? Biotin is only found in small amounts in foods. The foods it can be found in are liver, legumes, romaine lettuce, and almonds to name a few. The best source to get biotin is through a supplement.
Vitamin E is especially important this time of year. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that acts as an antioxidant in the body and helps to promote a healthy immune system. It also helps with the flow of blood which is important during your workouts as well as a key role in repairing the body’s tissues after your workouts.
Do you make sure you are getting your daily intake of these three vitamins daily?