31 Mar A Healthy Combination: Vitamin C, D3 and Magnesium
Why do we need Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and Magnesium for a better functioning body?
What is an anti-oxidant? An anti-oxidant helps prevent oxidation to our cells. Oxidation can cause cell damaging free radicals, which can create disease in our bodies.
Vitamin C is considered an anti-oxidant with immune-boosting properties. It is easily found in many forms, including fruits, vegetables and supplements.
Sufficient Vitamin C intake can help reduce free radicals, improve memory function, prevent gout, reduce high blood pressure, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and improve iron absorption.
Vitamin D3 helps with calcium, magnesium and phosphorous absorption, plus improves immune function. D3 is mostly found in eggs, yogurt, oily fish, butter and liver, but also can be found in supplement form.
Vitamin D3 helps with improving muscle mass, improving the body’s absorption of calcium, strengthens teeth and bones, reduces fatigue and depression, and it can aid in reducing the risk of the flu and improve lung function.
Magnesium is required for the processes of DNA, RNA and ATP. Magnesium is an essential macromineral, which assists with supporting your body’s enzyme production and overall health. Magnesium can be found in dark chocolate, fatty fish, collard greens, spinach, soy milk, nuts, peanut butter, beans, and bananas.
Magnesium can help with calcium absorption, assist with activating Vitamin D in your kidneys, decrease risk of high blood pressure, reduce PMS symptoms, reduce high blood pressure and arthritis risk, relieve anxiety, and prevent migraine headaches.
It should be noted that some medications can negatively interact with magnesium.
As always, check with your health care provider when taking supplements and other medications.