10 Essential Vitamins & Minerals You Need Now
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OK, are vitamins really THAT important? 🙄 Are they overrated or should you be putting in more effort to make sure your body gets more nutrients? The short answer is YEP ✅ As it turns out, there are 13 vitamins and approximately 15 minerals that are essential to our health and supplementing may be necessary depending on the quality of your diet. Oftentimes, we just go for any dietary supplement that looks like it will get the job done and call it a day. However, not all multivitamins are created equal…So, which vitamins should you be looking for in your products? This list of 10 essential vitamins and minerals you need NOW will help you make an informed decision next time you’re in the market for a solution to maintain your health in tip top shape! Are you including these in your diet already? Read on to find out 👇
VITAMIN A: Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin found in beta-carotene rich vegetables and fruit, as well as in cheese, eggs, oily fish, milk and yogurt. It helps the immune system function properly, helps improve night vision and keeps skin healthy.
B VITAMINS: UMM...there are SO many different types of vitamin B and it’s a challenge to tell which one does what! One thing is for sure, though…we NEED them 👏 Some of them are easier to get from the foods you eat than others, so most people prefer to take a supplement that contains the recommended daily dose of ALL the key vitamins and antioxidants to fuel you through your day!
These are the main types of vitamin B:
Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin): These three B vitamins help support your nervous system and take advantage of the energy in food. Riboflavin and niacin specifically help keep eyes and skin healthy. Find it in bananas, oranges, nuts, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, meat and fish.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): This B vitamin has the very important job of helping the body form haemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells and helps carry oxygen around the body. Find it in pork, poultry, fish, and oats.
Vitamin 7 (biotin): Everyone knows about biotin and how much it can do for skin, hair and nails! 💇♀️💅 But did you know it also helps the body make fatty acids? It’s found in LOADS of foods, but in VERY small amounts. The benefits are worth supplementing! ALL Boombod Achievers come with Night Rejuvenator sachets, which contain a body boosting dose of biotin.
Vitamin B12: This vitamin is one of THE most essential ones. It helps make red blood cells. No biggie. If you don’t have enough Vitamin B12 in your body, it could lead to some health complications, so supplementing here and there is a good idea. Find it in meat, fish, cheese, eggs and milk.
VITAMIN C: Yummy vitamin C 🍊 It helps protect cells while maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, promoting wound healing along the way. Find it in oranges, blackcurrants and strawberries (and in tasty Boombod shots) 🍓🍇
VITAMIN D: Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D ☀️ It helps regulate calcium and phosphate in the body, so you’ll often find blends containing all three. These are all nutrients needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Besides going for a walk during the day, you can also get it from red meats, salmon and egg yolks. Want to know what else has an EXTRA kick of Vitamin D3 to support natural muscle function? Black Cherry Boombod (yep, it’s both for men AND women)!
MAGNESIUM: Not only does magnesium help turn the food we eat into energy, it also ensures the parathyroid glands work normally to produce hormones important for bone health 🦴 Find it in spinach, nuts and whole grain bread.
IRON: Much like vitamin B12, iron helps make red blood cells and carry oxygen around the body 🔩 A lack of iron could also lead to health complications. Find it in red meat, beans, nuts and dried fruit.
COPPER: Iron and copper go hand in hand. It helps produce red and white blood cells and triggers the release of iron to form haemoglobin. It’s also important for brain development, strong bones and the immune system. What a power duo! Find it in nuts and shellfish.
ZINC: This mineral helps make new cells and enzymes, process macronutrients and promotes wound healing. Find it in meat, shellfish, dairy and bread.
SELENIUM: Selenium helps the immune system work properly, as well as in reproduction. It also helps prevent damage to cells and tissues! Find it in Brazil nuts, fish, meat and eggs.
CHROMIUM: Chromium is an essential trace mineral that can improve insulin sensitivity and enhance macronutrient metabolism. It basically helps the body metabolize food better so everything you eat is put to good use! Find it in green veggies, apples, bananas and cheese.
MANGANESE: Manganese helps make and activate some enzymes in the body that help break down food. This is SUPER important for digestion and it works in conjunction with all other parts of your digestive system to keep your belly happy. You can find manganese in bread, nuts and green vegetables.
And now you know 💪 Did you recognize them all? Your body depends on these nutrients to function properly, so be sure to supplement as needed if you KNOW your diet is less than perfect. If you’re taking Boombod shots to keep your weight under control, each shot also has a unique vitamin blend to keep you energized! Lose weight AND get your daily vitamin fix? It’s a win-win 😉 Get the best of both worlds with Buy One Get One FREE on NOW 💕