The most important vitamins and minerals for men to take every day and why
-Dec 4, Jenny Paul , Health -
Most men have a pretty good idea of the foods to eat to stay healthy, even if the odd pizza and late night take-away from the local Indian sometimes creeps in. If you hit the gym frequently you’ll know your macros – protein, carbs and fats – and the percentages needed to provide enough energy to get through the day without succumbing to hunger pangs and to put on muscle but lose fat. But, what about your micronutrients?
Micronutrients – minerals and vitamins – are crucial for great health and we can’t get all we need each day from diet alone. They’re required on a daily basis in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical wellbeing.
It’s worth supplementing with a high quality, targeted 24/7 supplement like Lumity’s Male Morning and Night formula, which ensures a steady supply of the right nutrients at the right time to optimise your mind and body.
Here’s a closer look at the micronutrients included in Lumity’s Male supplement that you need each day and why.
How to ensure your macros are fully absorbed
If you know your macros, then it might interest you to learn that the functional ingredients in Lumity’s formula have been cleverly chosen to help with the absorption and metabolism of micro and macronutrients. Vitamin C helps to increase the absorption of Iron and helps regenerate the reduced form of Vitamin E. Vitamin A contributes to normal Iron metabolism. Vitamin D contributes to the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus. Magnesium and Zinc contribute to normal protein synthesis and Zinc also contributes to normal carbohydrate, Vitamin A, macronutrient and fatty acid metabolism.
The nutrients you need for a healthy immune system
A healthy immune system is essential as our body’s first line of defence; this complex network protects us on a daily basis. Lumity helps to maintain this vital service with Vitamins A, C and D plus Selenium and Zinc, which all contribute to normal immune system function.
Protect your body on a cellular level
While oxygen is absolutely vital for life, the by-products of its reactions, such as free radicals, can cause damage to components of cells, including DNA. The body uses antioxidants to neutralise free radicals. Lumity contains Vitamins C and E, as well as, Selenium and Zinc to help protect your body on a cellular level against oxidative stress by helping to protect DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
Protect your bones, joints, muscles and teeth
As we grow older, the health of our bones, joints, muscles and teeth often deteriorates. We need more than just calcium, which is usually readily available through our diet in the form of dairy products. Our bones and teeth benefit from nutrients found in Lumity, which also assist with joint and muscle health. Vitamin D assists with normal calcium absorption and both Magnesium and Vitamin D help maintain healthy bones and teeth and contribute to normal muscle function. Lumity also contains Zinc, which helps keep bones healthy, and added Vitamin C to help with collagen formation for the healthy function of bones and cartilage.
How to reduce tiredness and fatigue
Lumity’s energy-boosting team of nutrients. Vitamin C and Magnesium help to reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue as well as contributing to normal psychological function and healthy energy-yielding metabolism. Zinc and Iodine help with normal cognitive function. Selenium assists with normal thyroid function and Iodine contributes to routine production of thyroid hormones.
Healthy skin, hair and nails
Skin ageing starts from the deepest layers, so it makes sense to supplement and maintain the skin from the inside out. Lumity Morning & Night Male supplements are a smart formula with a dream team of nutrients. Vitamin A, Iodine and Zinc help maintain healthy skin and Selenium, contributes to maintaining hair and nails. From around the age of 40, cell division slows down to a 30/40-day renewal cycle instead of a 28-day cycle. Vitamin D, Magnesium and Zinc have a role in the process of cell division. Lumity also contains Turmeric root, plus Vitamin C, a major ally because of its role in contributing to healthy collagen formation (collagen occurs naturally in the body as a protein structure within the skin that keeps skin firm and supple). Lumity’s male supplements are high in Omega 3s and to help keep skin elastic, radiant and supple.
The formula also contains five amino acids Lysine, Cysteine, Carnitine, Glutamine and Alanine.