Lately we have all been taking various vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements to help keep our health in good shape. From improving bone health to managing heart disease, supplements like calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D play important roles in improving overall health.
Although essential vitamins and minerals are best obtained from natural foods like leafy vegetables, fish, nuts, and dairy products, a lack of essential nutrients can lead to a variety of health problems.
To help you get the results you want from supplements, here are three supplement combinations to consider:
Vitamin D3 and Magnesium
Vitamin D3 and magnesium can work wonders together. Magnesium is important for the body to make vitamin D3 absorbable. The enzymes in the kidneys and liver need more magnesium to break down vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 boosts immunity, regulates blood pressure and strengthens bones, muscles and teeth. Magnesium helps relieve muscle tension and muscle cramps.
Vitamin E and Omega 3
Both nutrients help deal with heart disease and keep your cholesterol in check. Omega 3 and vitamin E are two important nutrients that help treat coronary artery disease (CAD). According to a study published by the US National Library of Medicine, omega 3 and vitamin E taken together may lower serum insulin and insulin resistance in people with CAD.
The combination also helps reduce VLDL (very low density lipoprotein) for people dealing with cholesterol problems. Omega 3 also helps in lowering overall stress levels and improves mental health.
Magnesium and zinc
Taken together, zinc and magnesium have mutual benefits. Magnesium helps the body regulate zinc levels, while zinc ensures that magnesium is effectively absorbed by the body.
Zinc helps digest food, strengthens the immune system, synthesizes proteins, and keeps bones strong and healthy. The combination also helps improve sleep pattern, improves muscle regeneration, improves skin, boosts metabolism and maintains electrolyte balance.
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