Supplements: Benefits and Deficiencies
At Lakeside Spine and Wellness, we are not only passionate about helping our patients get out of pain and feel their best, but also educating and providing our patients with long term health solutions.
In this blog post, we will be covering the importance of supplements and their role in sustainable, optimal health.
A balanced diet provides the nutrients your body needs to function effectively and stay healthy. However, it’s not always easy to reach the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals, and that’s where supplementation can really help.
Vitamin deficiencies can lead to changes in energy metabolism, immune function, cognitive function, bone formation, and muscle function.
Dietary supplements are an effective way to ensure you are getting the daily recommended intake of essential vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients necessary for your overall health and well-being.
Some of the most common vitamin deficiencies are Vitamin D and Magnesium:
It’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have a Vitamin D deficiency. If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you’re at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis).
Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3.
Vitamin D has several important functions- some of the most vital are regulating the absorption calcium and phosphorus, and maintaining normal immune system function.
The symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency in adults include:
⦁ Tiredness, aches and pains, and a general sense of not feeling well
⦁ Severe bone or muscle pain or weakness that may cause difficulty climbing stairs or getting up from the floor or a low chair
⦁ Stress fractures, especially in your legs, pelvis, and hips
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It plays several crucial roles in the health of your body and brain. Magnesium is essential for bone and teeth structure, and is also involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions.
Almost half of the U.S. population consumes less than the required amount of magnesium. Low intake and blood levels of magnesium are correlated with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
The main symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:
⦁ abnormal heart rhythm
⦁ muscle cramps
⦁ restless leg syndrome
What to take from this post:
⦁ Vitamin D is vital for calcium and phosphorus absorption and maintaining normal immune system function.
⦁ Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to osteoporosis and severe muscle pain.
⦁ Magnesium plays several crucial roles in the health of your body and brain and is essential for bone structure.
⦁ Low levels of Magnesium correlates with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
⦁ Taking daily supplements can help you meet the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals.
More subtle, long-term symptoms include insulin resistance and high blood pressure.
At Lakeside Spine and Wellness, we prescribe only the best supplements for our patient’s health and wellness. That’s why we partnered with Xymogen, who’s formulas have been trusted by doctors and patients for over 20 years.
The science and innovation behind Xymogen products are researched, developed, clinically tested, and reviewed by their esteemed medical board of advisors.
Xymogen products are prescribed by our doctors in the clinic. If you’d like more information, ask your provider at your next visit!
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Thanks for pointing out that vitamin D is vital for calcium and helps to maintain normal immune system function. With this in mind, my husband and I will make sure to shop for pre-workout supplements that are packed with vitamin D and other important nutrients. We want to start working out 2 weeks from now, and we want to ensure that our bodies are well prepared.