The importance of minerals and vitamins for your health
Do you know what the dietary supplements are? These are those necessary components that should be included into your daily ration in order to fulfill the daily needs and resources of your organism. These supplements include minerals, vitamins and acids which must be included into your diet for you to be healthy. So where can we find them? They exist in different forms such as pills, powder or even special drinks. The usage of supplements can be considered as a kind of alternative medicine. The research showed that only 40 percent of adults and about 30 percent of kids in the USA consume dietary supplements. But of course it doesn`t mean that you can`t receive all the necessary components from the diet you keep to or from some products. It is absolutely possible, but in some cases people need them to maintain good health. For example if they have some nutritional restrictions, which means that they can`t consume some products, or because of the age. In these cases consumption of dietary supplements are really essential. But of course, firstly you should consult your doctor in order to choose the right supplements.
Women who are going to get pregnant or who are already pregnant should be even more attentive to their health, that is why it is recommended for them to consume special vitamins which contain folic acid and iron, which are usually lost during the pregnancy. But there are so much producers of one simple folic acid or other vitamin nowadays exist, therefore you have to check several reviews of real consumers before making a choice. There are many of review sites on the web, but I prefer non-commercial ones like wikitalks.com, wikipedia and others.
Folic acid is that necessary because it helps to avoid any congenital defects. It is contained in cereals and doctors recommend to combine consumption of cereals and supplements.
If you have such a problem of anemia then you need to consume iron in order to increase the blood amount.
Dietary supplements are necessary for vegetarians, because they need a lot of calcium, zinc and Vitamins D and B12 which are lost due to their special diet. As they don`t consume any dairy products (especially eggs) should consume supplements containing B12. And of course as the result of restriction of dairy products, they need calcium supplement.
Vitamin D is also essential especially for those who don`t consume cereals, eggs, orange juice or some of the dairy products. Because of the exclusion of these products from your diet and the lack of action of the sun rays, you have to consume vitamin D as a supplement.
Vegetarians doesn`t consume animal proteins which has a high percentage of zinc, that is why they need twice more portion of zinc then a usual person, because grains prevent zinc from absorption by the organism.
Women who suffer from severe menstrual bleeding have to consume iron to fulfill the one that is lost while bleeding.
People who have limits in their diet (it means that it should be less than 1600 calories per day) doesn`t receive the necessary amount of vitamins to fulfill the requirements of their organism. Such people should consume multimineral or multivitamin complex of supplements. But first they should consult the doctor in order to establish the necessary dose, which should be based on individual characteristics of a person.
Women older than 50 face the problem of menopause or post menopause. Vitamins D, B12, calcium and zinc are necessary for women at this age because they help to maintain their health and to avoid ruptures of the bones.
With age it becomes more difficult for our organism to absorb vitamins, and especially vitamin B12. So it is necessary to consume nutritious food such as cereals or to consume supplements. The same thing happens with calcium. With age our bones become more breakable that is why it is necessary to strengthen them by consuming calcium supplement. But it is important to combine consumption of it from food and from pills.
The production of Vitamin D is also reduces with age, because kidneys become unable to convert it into the component which can be perceived by the organism, so it is important to remember about your health and not to forget about consumption of nutritious supplements in order to maintain it.