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Published on January 19th, 2016

Most Americans do not get the recommended amounts of nutrients through regular food and may require the use of a multivitamin that gives them more of the nutrients they need. Whether or not you eat properly, you may still need supplements. There is evidence that shows that people over 50 years of age should take minerals and multivitamins because they aren’t eating as they should be. As you get older, you’ll notice that your body changes and these changes can cause serious problems. Even if you’re relatively healthy, a multivitamin can’t hurt. Nutrition services offered at Sports Injury Centers can help you figure out which ones you need, though there are four essential ones.

Magnesium

Magnesium is found in most supplements, and if you have a deficiency, you’ll want to ensure you choose a multivitamin with magnesium. The problem is that when you have a deficiency, it can create a calcium deficiency, which can’t be corrected until your body has enough magnesium. Most people think of calcium when they think of osteoporosis, but you may need more magnesium.

While it can promote healthy bones, about 300 enzymes in the body require magnesium to function properly, so it is necessary for most tissues and cells.

CoQ10

Your body regularly produces CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), but as you start to age, the levels of CoQ10 are reduced. In most cases, regular food that you eat will not give you enough of this enzyme either, so you may need to get it from a supplement.

Nutrition services should inform you that CoQ10 is essential to sustain your basic metabolic functions, which can lead to multiple disorders if not corrected.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for development and growth and come from fish. They can also have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. The problem is that most people get Omega-6 instead of Omega-3, meaning they may need to take fish oil supplements or use a multivitamin that contains fish oil.

You may wish to talk to your doctor about which foods you can eat that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can include sardines, salmon, pasteurized dairy, eggs, yogurt, and others.

Fiber

Eating fiber can help you digest food efficiently and can help make it easier to use the restroom. Most research shows that an adult should have 30 or more grams of fiber each day, which can help reduce risks of colon cancer and heart disease. It can also help you lower bad cholesterol, blood pressure and more.

Nutrition services are highly beneficial, no matter your diet. Visit Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers to learn more!

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