Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies on the rise
The UK’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey, as reported by NutraIngredients, has found that there has been a significant rise in deficiencies in key nutrients amongst the population.
The report took information from diet diaries, blood and urine samples as well as interviews and looked at the results of a nine-year period between 2008 and 2017. The report found that, while intakes of most vitamins and minerals have declined in most groups of people, especially folate and vitamin A, a reduction of iron was most prevalent in women and girls.
It is important to ensure you are getting the right levels of all essential vitamins and minerals to support a normal, healthy lifestyle.
The effect of magnesium on the body
Magnesium is another essential mineral that is needed in order for the body to function normally. This article published by News-Medical.Net highlights the importance of the mineral by evaluating what magnesium is as well as its use in the body.
Magnesium is vital for a whole host of processes that take place within our bodies, including contributing to electrolyte balance and the functioning of the nervous system.
The vitamins that support your immune system
As the colder months are a time generally more associated with winter-related illnesses, it is important to ensure you are getting sufficient levels of the vitamins and minerals that support a healthy immune system.
As showcased by Examine.com vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D all contribute towards the normal function of the immune system, which, in conjunction with getting enough sleep and exercise, can help keep you healthy.
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Alison is Director and Founder of Metabolics who writes about Metabolics updates, events and natural healthcare. Her experience and passion for natural supplements and healthcare comes from her years of experience as a practising osteopath, having founded Metabolics in her search for high quality, natural products in her own work. Alison has been a qualified and practising Osteopath since 1981 and regularly gives seminars on a range of healthcare subjects to the wider practitioner community helping share her knowledge and experience.