Supplements are part of many peoples lives. They take them in addition to prescribed medications per doctors instructions. Others take them because they know that they cheat on their diets and don't eat as healthy as they should. Here are some facts to help you decide which you want to discuss with your doctor.
Calcium helps your body maintain the clotting of blood. It helps keep your heart beat beating at a normal rate. Calcium also helps promote healthy teeth and bones. Although calcium is good for you it can not be absorbed into your blood stream with the aid of Vitamin D. Always supplement your diet with one that includes both Vitamin D and Calcium. Calcium can be found in orange juice, dairy products, bok choy and other green leafy vegetables.
Potassium is a powerful supplement for your heart. It also is important for muscles, kidney and nerve function. Potassium helps control your blood pressure and helps your body maintain its sodium levels. Potassium can be found in bananas, sweet potatoes, yogurt, cantaloupe and green leafy vegetables.
Magnesium is another that helps support your immune system. Taking magnesium will aid in maintaining a healthy heart beat and keeping bones strong. Magnesium can help prevent diabetes and decrease blood pressure. Magnesium can be found in nuts, grains and vegetables.
Selenium helps prevent cell damage by producing proteins necessary for your body. It has been known to reduce risks of prostate and lung cancer. Selenium can be found in chicken, red meat, vegetables as well as fish.
Omega 3 fatty acids help aid in muscle function, the clotting of blood and cell division. This nutrient is important because it can reduce the risk of heart attacks. Speak to your doctor before taking Omega 3 fatty acids as it can interfere with blood thinner if you are taking one. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in salmon, fish, walnuts, herring, flaxseed, canola oil, sardines and if you can believe it, tofu.
Remember it is important to speak with your doctor before adding supplements to your daily routine. Some may interfere with prescribed medications and you need to know the side effects. Always try to eat a sensible diet rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
Great list. Thank you for sharing this list of mineral supplements. H5.
Good info here! H5!
All of these are very important minerals. Great list!
Nice information to have on hand, thanks.
All great 5's list, but have been hearing lots of great information on the number 5 on your list.
Great Vitamin and mineral directives.Thank you.
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Great list. Vitamins and minerals are important for good health.
select one here...