The list of mineral deficiencies is very long . Active people can break down their minerals in a few hours, especially in summer. Therefore, you should not underestimate the importance of various minerals.
I usually recommend a balanced multimineral supplement. Magnesium is not only important for the relaxation of the muscles and thus for the prevention of muscle cramps, but also for the maintenance of the hormone levels, especially of testosterone. Among other things, zinc is important for the glandular, reproductive, and immune systems. In particular, fitness athletes and bodybuilders or athletes of all kinds need it. It is best to take your multimineral supplement before or immediately after training and on non-training days in the morning after breakfast. Minerals alkalize your system and thus protect it from the acidic side effects of physical and mental stress.
You shouldn’t get sick of minerals if you consume natural minerals from living plant sources. The best include highly ionized minerals from corals. Ionized minerals are more biologically active and are better absorbed.
The following are some important minerals and their functions in our body as well as their presence in various foods :
– Zinc (important for the immune system and wound healing, as well as for skin, hair and nails) -> Cheese, shellfish, meat, oatmeal
– Calcium (nervous system, blood clotting, build-up of teeth and bones) -> green vegetables, yogurt, cheese, milk, mineral water rich in calcium
– Phosphorus (metabolism, building up the bones) -> fish, sausage, meat, cheese, milk
– Selenium (protection of the body cells) -> legumes, cereals, nuts, fish, meat, liver
– Sodium (nerve and muscle functions, water balance) -> table salt, sausage, cheese, bread, pizza
– Fluorine (tooth enamel maintenance, tooth resistance to caries) -> cereals, fish, black tea, mineral water, walnuts
– Potassium (transmission of nerve and muscle stimuli, water balance) -> Legumes, bananas, potatoes, dried fruit, vegetables
– Iodine (thyroid hormone formation) -> seafood, sea fish, foods made with iodized salt
– Magnesium (energy metabolism, bone building, muscle and nerve functions) -> whole grains, milk and milk products, cereals, soft fruit, bananas, oranges
– Iron (oxygen transport in the blood, blood formation) -> sausage, egg yolk, meat, millet, oatmeal, cereal productsPages: