A couch potato is at a lower risk than an athlete... why is that... because athletes sweat!
Every time you do your thing you sweat. No matter what you love to do to get your heart pumping you are going to sweat doing it. What is so important about that... what comes out must be put back in and over the counter replenishers are just not doing it.
When an athlete sweats they lose the following nutrients:
Calcium - is an important nutrient for the health of our bones and teeth, but many people are not aware that calcium plays many other important roles in the body and is a vital mineral for a broad range of organs and body systems.
Magnesium -magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, activating over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for your body to function properly.
Zinc - adequate zinc is necessary for optimal physical performance, energy levels and body composition.
Copper -Copper is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral because it is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase. The main areas where copper is found in humans are liver, muscle and bone.
Chromium - helps to move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as energy.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) - helps breakdown carbohydrates and proteins for energy.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - integral to energy production, plays role in blood cell formation, increase concentration and performance
Niacin - supports anaerobic and aerobic performance
Vitamin B6 - involved in over 100 metabolic reactions in body including production of energy and hemoglobin
Vitamin B12 - crucial for getting oxygen to tissues only found in animal products, helps deliver oxygen throughout the body
Folate - cell productions and heart health
Iron - crucial to the function of the ability of the cardiovascular system, transport oxygen in the creation of energy
Vitamin C - protection from infection and damage to cells, helps produce collagen (connective tissue that holds bones and muscles together), protects body from bruising, helps in absorption of iron and folate, reduces muscle soreness and joint pain
Biotin - plays important role in energy production
Vitamin D - actually a hormone not a vitamin, important for bone health, nervous system and heart health, increases bone density, increases muscle strength, increase coordination, flexibility and overall performance
Omega 3 Fatty Acids - promote heart health, improve nervous system function, increase blood vessel elasticity and reduces inflammation
Vitamin E - can help prevent depletion of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and the destruction of good body tissue
Vitamin B3 - increases metabolism, helps burn energy
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - helps body use stored fat, breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into usable energy
Potassium - helps keep a body hydrated and helps the distribution of water properly throughout organs and muscles
Sodium - helps body retain water and prevents dehydration
As well as a few more trace minerals that are at lower concentration.
The loss of these vitamins and minearls may cause sudden cardiac death also known as coronary artery atheroma. Other indications of supplement deficiencies and inadequate food intake may cause a condition known as protein energy malnutrition.
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