Friday, 25 July 2014

Vitamins For Muscle Building and Fitness

Have you always wanted to learn more about how vitamins and minerals affect our muscles?  Then I'm sure you've come to the right place.

This short article will be useful to you as it explains some basic principles about vitamins and minerals and their impact on our muscles in a simple, easy, engaging fashion.  Hope you like it.

The muscles of the body depend heavily on the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients we provide them for their health and performance. By being sure to consume the standard recommended daily intake levels of the nutrients our bodies need, we can help to keep our muscles strong and healthy, able to perform their important tasks.

Muscles do far more than help us to look good and lift things. The heart is the essential muscle of the body, as it runs the circulatory system. Our muscles help to keep our internal organs in place and to perform each and every movement we make, from chewing and swallowing to controlling our bladder to sitting, standing and walking. Healthy muscles are essential to our day-to-day lives. There are several vitamins and minerals that directly affect the health and performance of our muscles.

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Potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus work together in seeing to it that the muscles are able to contract smoothly and effectively, as they should. This is, of course, essential to keeping the heart beating in a regular and efficient fashion. However, that is not the only place in the body that the ability to contract is important. Each muscle needs this ability. 

Vitamin C is essential to the health and performance of muscles because it works with potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus in their muscle regulation tasks. Vitamin C is also necessary to the formation of collagen and elastin, which are important connective tissues of the body, forming the structure of muscles. Vitamin C also is responsible for the health of the blood vessels, which support the muscles need for oxygen and nutrients.

Naturally, as with most of the important processes and systems of the body, the vitamins that make up the powerful and essential Vitamin B complex have a role in the health and function of the muscles. In fact, deficiencies in the B vitamins can lead to all sorts of muscle problems, including a lack of coordination. The B vitamins are greatly responsible for the creation of the red blood cells that support the entire body.

Nutrition is an essential part in seeing to it that the muscles have what they need to function efficiently and to be strong. Exercise is also an important part of muscle health and strength, and should be a part of any health plan that is seeking to increase the health, strength and endurance of the muscles. However, before beginning any exercise program after a period of inattention to physical activity, it is a good idea to have a general physical and to increase your level of physical activity gradually.

Sometimes, at the rapid pace of today's life, it can be difficult to obtain all of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that the body and its muscles need through diet alone. Nutritional supplements, when used with care and attention to standard dosage practice, can be an effective and reliable way to see to it that each and every day you are able to meet the standard recommended daily intake levels of nutrients you need for the health and well being of your body and your mind.

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