There are a number of daily supplements that we can take to support the normal functioning of our body that include minerals, vitamins, amino acids and other nutritional support.
Minerals are a group of micronutrients that are essential for the healthy and normal functioning for almost every process in our body. Our body does not make them, so we must get them through our diet.
Magnesium is an important essential macromineral that is needed for healthy muscles, nerve and brain function, sleeping patterns, muscles, bones and our heart, and can be found in foods such as spinach, nuts and seeds. Zinc is an essential micromineral that has many significant functions within the body that support healthy hormone production, immune function and healthy skin, and can be found in oysters, chicken, beans and wholegrains.
Unfortunately, New Zealand soils are naturally low in selenium and iodine due to farming methods stripping the land of these and other essential minerals. This means that the food we consume is often much lower in minerals that in should be, and in turn we may need supplementation to ensure we are getting our recommended daily intake. Our wide range of mineral products cover not only the major and minor minerals, but also many multi-mineral products.
Vitamins, much like minerals, are a group of essential micronutrients crucial to our daily health needs. The human body cannot produce all the vitamins we need to function, therefore we to get adequate intake through our diet. While vitamin supplements cannot replace a healthy diet, which should include plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy fats, we may need to find alternatives that help with specific nutritional needs.
Vitamin C is a well-loved vitamin that is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to support immunity and is understood to support the natural formation and maintenance of collagen which is found in the skin, ligaments, cartilage, joint linings, capillary walls, as well as bones and teeth.
Amino acids are referred to as the building blocks of protein and are essential for optimum health. High levels of amino acids are mostly found in meats, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. Supplementation of amino acids can assist with the natural function of muscles, hormones, immunity and digestion.
Specific amino acids such as tyrosine and arginine, can assist with overall mood, metabolism and hormone production, while glutamine is essential for gut and muscle tissue health.
All of our daily support products come in a variety of forms, from capsules, tablets, powders and oral liquids to superfoods. There is something to suit every person and every need at HealthPost.