Here are some facts you may not have known about these nutrients;
1. Vitamin D- releases a hormone known as Leptin. This hormone makes you feel “full” so it may trigger weight loss. Get your level checked, even though you may spend alot of time in the sun or take a supplement. Vitamin D levels above 30 nanograms per milliliter are normal, although I like to see it around 50 nanograms per milliliter.
2. Magnesium- one of the most important minerals for our body. As a society, I believe this is one mineral we are all depleted in. It is leached from our bodies when we are under any stress, and it is hard to replace with food alone. Low levels can increase your risk of heart disease.
3. Vitamin B12- its importance is in brain function. And who doesn’t want more healthy brain cells? I measure it alot in the elderly, but also see deficiencies in those taking acid blocking medications, which include all heartburn medications.
4. Potassium- important for heart and brain function. Most people eat too much sodium which can raise blood pressure, but potassium helps keep blood pressure in check.
5. Iodine- essential for healthy thyroid function which helps relieve fatigue and keep your weight down. Milk, eggs and yogurt are good sources. Iodine has also been shown to help fibrocystic breast tissue and reduce the risk for breast cancer.
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