Micronutrients are the trace minerals and vitamins that you need in regular doses of less than 100 mcgs to support essential processes that run your brain and body. Because these trace nutrients act as spark plugs (or, co-enzymes) for numerous bodily functions, they are often referred to as the “magic wands” of health. Hidden micronutrient deficiencies may be linked to compromised well-being; including mood swings, brain-fog and an increased reliance on caffeine and sugar to help balance energy.*
Macronutrients, their partners in health, are the better-known nutritional components of our diet, such as proteins and carbohydrates. While macronutrients may make up the bulk of your nutrient intake, without regular, smaller doses of micronutrients, your brain and body still could not perform basic tasks. In fact, micronutrients help you digest the macronutrients in your diet and work as a helping hand for many other metabolic and neurological processes.
Think of macronutrients as the bricks, and micronutrients as the cement. The bricks are what you can see but nothing holds up without the cement.
The Micronutrients you know
Most people are already familiar with some micronutrients: you probably know that iron deficiency can cause fatigue, or that calcium deficiency harms bone and teeth development.*
The Micronutrients you may still need to meet
But the human body, in all its complexity, depends on a wide assortment of trace minerals and vitamins. They are used for such essential functions as operating your organs, building tissues, and regulating your hormones and neurotransmitters. Did you know that:
- Iodine deficiency impairs cognitive development and thyroid function, causing developmental abnormalities, fatigue and weight gain.*
- Zinc deficiency acts on the synapse endings that transmit serotonin around the brain. It also causes growth retardation, hair loss, impaired taste, and increased susceptibility to infectious disease.*
- Magnesium deficiency can result in personality changes, sleep disorders, muscle spasms, agitation and anxiety, and abnormal heart rhythms.*
The buzz around Micronutrients
Micronutrients have been discussed for years by agricultural and nutrition experts interested in soil nutrient-density and chronic malnutrition, but now their critical role in everyday health and mental wellness is finally getting noticed by doctors, universities and mainstream media. From new approaches in health and diet to increasingly significant medical research, micronutrient absorption is finally becoming the hot topic it deserves to be.
Proud to be blazing the trail.
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