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3 Supplements You Need To Start Today

If you come to Body Tonic for any weight loss or wellness program, we have most likely discussed with you the importance of taking 3 vital supplements: B Complex, Magnesium, and D3. Most of us are deficient in nutrients that play critical roles in our lives and wellbeing. These 3 falling into the most important to ensure that your body is getting what it needs.  Lifestyle choices, soil depletion, and  poor diet are some reasons why we have a difficult time getting these essential nutrients. 

The B complex vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12, are essential for converting food into energy, supporting a healthy nervous system, and aiding in the production of red blood cells. They are involved in metabolism, cellular function, and the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and eyes. Supplementing with B complex can help combat fatigue, boost mood, and enhance cognitive function, especially in times of stress or when dietary intake is insufficient.

On the heels of our amazing Christmas party weekend… yes, 3 day Christmas party! We all made time for a little self care with some IV hydration and supplemental fluids. We included B complex in our drips to help counteract the negative effects of a little holiday imbibing. Alcohol consumption can lead to a depletion of B complex vitamins in the body, particularly thiamine, and can increase the risk of various health issues. Replenishing the body with B complex vitamins can help support liver function, prevent deficiencies, and reduce the risk of alcohol-related complications. 

Magnesium is a vital mineral that participates in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, contributing to energy production, muscle and nerve function, and bone health. It plays a crucial role in regulating blood pressure, maintaining heart health, and supporting relaxation and sleep. Many people are deficient in magnesium due to poor dietary choices or factors like stress, which can deplete magnesium levels. Supplementing with magnesium can alleviate muscle cramps, promote better sleep, and support overall relaxation.

If you are a health nut and have a robust selection of foods that are rich in magnesium each day, you still may not get enough of the absorption of this essential mineral that your body needs each day. Magnesium is considered to be rather challenging to obtain in adequate amounts through diet alone. Modern farming practices have led to soil depletion, resulting in lower magnesium content in fruits, vegetables, and grains. The bioavailability of foods containing magnesium, such as certain nuts, seeds, and whole grains, also contain compounds like phytic acid and oxalates. These compounds can bind to magnesium, forming insoluble complexes that limit its absorption in the digestive tract, reducing the amount available for the body to use.

Lastly, Vitamin D3, often called the "sunshine vitamin," is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, supporting the immune system, and regulating mood. Due to indoor lifestyles, limited sun exposure, and geographical factors, many individuals have insufficient levels of Vitamin D. Supplementing with Vitamin D3 can enhance calcium absorption, strengthen the immune system, and potentially reduce the risk of certain diseases, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and certain types of cancer.

Vitamin D is unique as it functions more like a hormone than a traditional vitamin in the body. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces a precursor of Vitamin D, which undergoes further conversion in the liver and kidneys to form the active hormonal form of Vitamin D called calcitriol.

Calcitriol acts as a hormone that regulates various bodily functions by binding to specific receptors in cells throughout the body. Its primary role is to regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the bloodstream, which are crucial for bone health and the functioning of the nervous and immune systems.

As a hormone, Vitamin D (calcitriol) influences the expression of genes involved in calcium absorption from the gut, calcium reabsorption in the kidneys, and the maintenance of normal levels of calcium and phosphate in bones. It also plays a role in cell growth and neuromuscular function.

Body Tonic offers only sell trusted medical-grade supplements and use companies that source high-quality ingredients and ensure their purity and potency. Swing in to grab these 3 essential products before your next Holiday Affair!


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