Vitamin Superheroes: The Essential Nutrients Your Body Needs

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Welcome to the era of advanced nutrition! With the constant evolution of our knowledge about the human body, we are redefining what it means to have a balanced diet. Unfortunately, our current eating habits are falling short of providing us with the essentials we need to thrive. But fear not, with Haute MD expert Dr. Yaritza Arriaga’s nutrition facts, we can ensure our bodies get the fuel they need to function at their very best.

The Six Basic Components

The human body requires six basic components of nutrition to operate optimally: fats, water, protein, carbs, vitamins (A, C, B, D), and minerals. Deficiency of one or more of these components can lead to various symptoms such as mental fog, deficient your body will not operate optimally. Is when you start experiencing symptoms of mental fog, fatigue, muscle aches, lack of sleep, restlessness, brittle bones, frequent colds, illnesses, lack of growth, poor skin, cramps, irregular heartbeats, and much more.

To ensure a balanced diet, it is important to prioritize the consumption of these six components. This can be achieved by incorporating fish, eggs, beans, fiber-rich veggies, whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits into your diet.

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Sourcing The Nutrients

Of course, there are challenges to getting all the nutrients we need, including food availability, stress, work-life balance, taste preferences, and sourcing. This is where supplements can be a helpful alternative, both in oral and IV form. When choosing oral supplements, look for those with high bioavailability and natural ingredients without added sugars. IV vitamins and amino acids can offer even more complete absorption and hydration.

When it comes to minerals, some of the most essential include calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Iron deficiencies are increasingly common, particularly among women with menstrual cycle changes or surgical patients with absorption issues. Without enough iron, your cells won't function optimally or have adequate oxygen-carrying capacity. Calcium is vital for strong bones and teeth, as well as proper blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and hormone functions. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of chemical reactions, including those that control blood glucose and pressure. And zinc plays a critical role in body metabolism, immune function, wound healing, and DNA synthesis.

The takeaway? Prioritize a balanced diet that includes all six essential components, and supplements where needed after a full medical evaluation. With these tips, you can help your body operate at its very best.

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