The CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that vitamins and minerals are nutrients that your body needs to grow and develop normally. It also states that vitamins and minerals have a unique role in maintaining your health.
It was also recently discovered that about half of all Americans take nutritional supplements.
Though some believe that a person can, and I emphasize "CAN" get all the necessary vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat, most people do not, I emphasize "NOT" actually eat a completely healthy and balanced diet every day.
Therefore, as Harvard University, and the JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association have recently stated, taking nutritional supplements is prudent, wise, and can act as additional insurance for preventing disease.
So the next question should be.... Which Supplements should I take, and how can I get them, and how much is it going to cost me?
The CDC mentions the following essential vitamins and minerals we need: Calcium, Chromium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Zinc. Thinks like potassium, sodium, and Vitamin C are also important. But this is not a complete list, there are others.In Our next blog we will discuss all the "Other" vitamins, and minerals that are essential.