Two Minerals Your Body Needs For Support and Growth....

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Do you workout daily and eat a poor diet? Do you have an active job either physically or mentally? Do you find yourself feeling run down and stressed? If you answer yes to these questions then it could be a clear indication that you need to make sure you're including these vital and important minerals in your diet. The easiest way of including something in your diet is through supplementation because it's an accurate way of ensuring you get the right amounts. Find out below what the two minerals are that you may be deficient in and how you can increase them effectively...

Mineral Deficiency

It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that if you're deficient in certain minerals within your diet your body will suffer because it's not getting what it needs. When it comes to these two minerals, you may notice you feel tired, have a lack of testosterone, find it hard to get lean and struggle with your immune system. There are other symptoms too which you might notice however the above are the main ones that you should be looking out for. Truth is, we realise it's hard to eat enough of the right stuff in a day because there are other more important things you need to attend to, but as per usual we have your back and want to give you the heads up on what you need to. First though, let's check out what the two minerals are and why you need them in your diet...

Magnesium 

Simply put, magnesium is involved in many different reactions within the body and it helps to keep your nervous system and bone health strong. When you're stressed, exercise and eat poor food you will deplete yourself of magnesium and this can be bad for one reason, you'll lack energy. Most of us lead active lifestyles and therefore we rely heavily on our bodies to get us through the many tasks we need to do, especially working out. You will need more magnesium depending on how active you are but make no mistake about it, many of us are deficient with this mineral and is something that shouldn't be overlooked. I mentioned above that magnesium has hundreds of reactions within your body another important function is that it can help increase REMs during sleep. This basically means you'll get a better quality of deep sleep which in turn results in better recovery and repair of your body. Magnesium works best with the next mineral we are going to talk about which you could also be lacking....

Zinc

Think magnesium for support and zinc for growth because this mineral is involved in many phases of growth. Like I mention above, with an active lifestyle you will naturally deplete in zinc and therefore you need to make sure you're replacing it effectively. You'll soon know if you're low in zinc because this is closely associated with testosterone levels, strength and a decrease in lean body mass. If your goal is to build muscle or even lose body fat, having the correct amounts of zinc in my opinion is something you must make sure you have. the optimal amount per day is approximately 10mg.

Foods Dense In Magnesium And Zinc

Did you know that shellfish are naturally high in both these minerals but I understand they have a unique taste and aren't for everyone. Nuts and seeds and also dairy products like yoghurt can help boost the amount of zinc and magnesium you get through dietary foods. If however you find it hard to eat enough of these types of foods there is always another way which is easier....

Supplementation

A sure way of making sure you get enough zinc and magnesium in your diet is using supplements which are convenient and easy. A great supplement to use is ZMA and this is something you can take before you go to bed. Simply use this type of product 30 minutes before bed and you will also notice that the product will help you drift off into a deeper sleep. Start using this supplement and I assure you, you will start to see better results and give you more motivation to continue :)

About the Author

Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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