Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins
Minerals

Vitamins play a crucial role in initiating and maintaining various bodily functions.

However, relying solely on food sources to meet our vitamin needs may not suffice to sustain overall health. That's why we have listed below dietary recommendations that may be useful for you.

Calcium: As women age, their bone mass decreases. In this case, women need to increase their calcium intake to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. A woman needs to take 1000-1500 mg calcium daily depending on her age. To meet this daily need, it will be sufficient to support them with calcium supplements in addition to the consumption of milk and soya products, and fresh orange juice.

Vitamin B: Especially as you get older, vitamin B, like vitamin D, becomes a supplement that should be consumed due to the decreased absorption ability of nutrients. Among the B vitamins, vitamin B6 is involved in red blood cell formation, while vitamin B12 contributes to red blood cell proliferation.

Omega-3 and Fish Oils: Fish oil is a plentiful source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and DHA. Deep-sea fish contain a higher concentration of these nutrients, making fish oils especially beneficial for arthritis, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Additionally, fish oil helps stabilize estrogen levels, easing menstrual discomfort. Experts suggest that although salmon and tuna have high levels of Omega-3, daily consumption of these fish raises mercury levels in the blood. As a result, the necessary amount can be achieved by consuming salmon or tuna once a week and taking Omega-3 supplements. Omega-3 also has a significant impact on maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Minerals

Minerals are essential inorganic substances that are vital for maintaining the body's functions and should not be ignored for healthy living. There are over 15 minerals that are crucial to our health.  Primarily, they assist in directing vitamins where they are most needed. Additionally, minerals protect cells and maintain healthy teeth, bones, and skin tissue. They also play significant roles in blood pressure, heart rate, muscle function, fluid balance, and reproduction.

Mineral deficiencies, such as zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium deficiencies, can have severe consequences. eLAB Laboratories can identify deficiencies in your body by conducting a test and offer solutions through proper planning to address these deficiencies.

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