When working towards fat loss, the body can become deficient in certain micronutrients. Taking a complete multivitamin will combat this issue and provide your body with what it needs to function optimally. Vitamins and minerals are essential for our bodies to function, therefore having the appropriate amounts will increase how we feel and perform when training.
A Probiotic is a live bacterial enzyme. Most people have very unhealthy guts bacteria due to poor nutrient diets, high levels of stress, inflammation and large levels of alcohol consumption. Using a Probiotic will help reduce inflammation of the gut and improve gut flora (The good bacteria in our guts) meaning improvements in detoxification, a huge improvement in our bodies ability to digest nutrients, and improving digestive function, they can also help improve inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS.
3. Omega 3, 6 & 9:
A blend of different types of omegas will deliver a wider array of health benefits than taking omega 3 alone whilst improving the balance of all omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 ratios in the body. Fatty acids are essential for all systems of the body to function normally, including your skin health, respiratory system, circulatory system, brain (mental clarity and focus), organs and inflammation within the body. As the body cannot produce its own omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, (important for brain development, immune system function, and blood pressure regulation) it is important that it is included in supplementation.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. We find magnesium in our bones and muscle tissues. We absorb magnesium through the intestines and then our body transports through our blood to the cells and organs where we store it. Our bodies cannot produce magnesium so we need to make sure we are supplementing this through our diet and magnesium supplements. Magnesium comes in many forms and I would suggest using a magnesium citrate. We know the supplement plays a large role within our bodies cardiovascular system, digestive system, nervous system, muscles helping improve everyday tasks. It can also help prevent health illness such as depression & anxiety, migraines, low energy & fatigue, insomnia and much more.
5. Vitamin D3
Our bodies produce Vitamin D in our skin through sunlight absorption. We need vitamin D to help absorb calcium and promote bone strength. We also need vitamin d for other body functions such as Immune system, which helps you fight infection, the cardiovascular system for a healthy heart and circulation, the respiratory system for healthy lungs and brain development. We can also help prevent illness such as cancer using vitamin D. Low vitamin D can also be linked to fat gain in females and lowered testosterone in men and depression in men/women.