What Are Vitamins & Minerals & Why Do We Need Them?

Eating the correct diet is the best way to gain optimal vitamins and minerals, however many of us don’t consume the correct amount to ensure we do. Plus when performing high-intensity exercise your body uses up its vitamin and mineral stores, so it’s even more important to make sure that you replenish these as quickly as possible.

This is why many athletes decide to supplement their vitamins and minerals through tablets and powders. It’s cost-effective, more convenient and for those trying to cut back on the calories, means you can consume them without the worry of tipping over your goal.

Whether you like it or not – your body produces skin, skeletal bone, muscles, and sends nerve signals skipping along miles of brain pathways. Formulating chemical messages for organs and many more incredible things on a daily basis.

Our body really is amazing and as such why we need to keep ourselves in tip-top shape, after all, it does deserve some TLC for all its hard work.

For our body to perform these actions It needs at least 30 vitamins, minerals, and other dietary elements, unfortunately, out of these 30 there is a large fraction that we cannot produce ourselves, and we must gain from what we eat or supplement.

So, as we are sure you’re now aware these vitamins and minerals are vitally important, giving you a host of body functions and other benefits.

If interested in reading a little more about why we need vitamins we have an article for that, just click here to read ‘Why Do We Need Vitamins?

But what vitamins & minerals do you specifically need if looking to gain muscle and help with recovery?

Here is our shortened list

  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Calcium