You know the positive influence a healthy diet with all the important micronutrients has on your well-being , but you don't always manage to maintain a balanced diet in everyday life? In this article we want to give you all the important information on the subject of micronutrients in an understandable way so that you can specifically and consciously optimize your diet and supplement it with nutritional supplements as needed.
What are micronutrients?
Micronutrients are all important vitamins, minerals, trace elements and secondary plant substances. They are also called vital substances. Compared to macronutrients such as fat, carbohydrates and protein, with a few exceptions they do not provide any energy in the form of calories. Nevertheless, they are important. When we talk about a complete, balanced diet, it means that all important, vital nutrients (micro and macronutrients) are present in sufficient quantities and that the nutrient requirements can be met.
What does the body need micronutrients for?
In short, micronutrients are important to maintain our health . They are responsible for countless processes in the body. All known vitamins, minerals, trace elements and secondary plant substances, in their interaction, are vital for the immune system, for numerous metabolic processes and for the growth and regeneration of body cells. If we take a closer look at the individual micronutrients, we see that vitamins play a crucial role in the body's growth and immune system. Minerals are often also called minerals. If these only occur in low concentrations in the body, we call them trace elements. Even if these are only needed in very small quantities, they are vital. Minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc are responsible for metabolism. This includes, for example, the regulation of the water balance, the signal transmission of the nerves and muscles and the regulation of the acid-base balance. Secondary plant substances are bioactive substances that give food its color. In the human diet, they can lower cholesterol levels and prevent infections caused by fungal pathogens, bacteria and viruses.
Are micronutrients useful?
We have already seen why the body needs micronutrients and that they are used sensibly. But do we necessarily need a daily supply? The problem with micronutrients is that the human body cannot produce them itself. He therefore has to get them by eating food. Unfortunately, we are also unable to store micronutrients. In addition, the micronutrients consumed are broken down very quickly by the body. It becomes clear that only through a careful selection of foods can a balanced diet with all vital nutrients be ensured, every day. The DGE (German Society for Nutrition), for example, recommends consuming 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. There is no longer any doubt about how important a regular supply of all vital micronutrients is for our organism.
Daily requirement of micronutrientsThe German Society for Nutrition has determined the daily requirements for each individual micronutrient. These reference values indicate the average amount of each nutrient the human body needs. If necessary, we always talk about the minimum amount that the body needs every day to function optimally, i.e. to be healthy and productive. The need for vitamins, minerals and trace elements varies from person to person and depends on various factors such as age, lifestyle and medication intake.
When is there an increased need?
The basis of a healthy lifestyle is always a balanced diet. However, nutrition experts assume that even a healthy and balanced diet does not guarantee an adequate supply of micronutrients. Various circumstances can make it difficult to cover the needs solely through food. For example, there is an increased need for people who suffer from an illness or who regularly take medication. This also includes taking the contraceptive pill, anti-allergic drugs or painkillers every day. There is also an increased need in old age, as there is a risk that insufficient micronutrients will reach the body due to low food intake and slower metabolic processes. The need is then often so high that it can usually no longer be met through food alone.
What happens if there is a micronutrient deficiency?
Micronutrient deficiencies have an impact on health. As soon as a critical threshold is reached and the quantity falls below a certain threshold, it is called a shortage . It is the inadequate supply of essential and supporting nutrients to the metabolism. It is important to distinguish between two nutrient deficiencies: Marginal nutrient deficiency is a condition in which the body's performance is limited, but there is no life-threatening situation. This temporary deficiency can manifest itself through initially everyday effects on energy and health. However, if there is an undersupply over a longer period of time, it is referred to as an absolute nutrient deficiency. Due to the permanent undersupply, the body cannot maintain its vital basic functions and serious illnesses can occur.
When should you specifically take micronutrients?
It is often rumored that with a balanced diet you will get all the micronutrients you need from food. However, that does not correspond to reality. Experts have found that it is not only sick and old people who can have a micronutrient deficiency. Even healthy people quickly have an increased need: during increased stress, through the consumption of stimulants such as alcohol and nicotine, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as in athletes due to increased physical strain. In addition, due to the industrial processing of many foods, there are no longer enough nutrients in the body. And even with fruit and vegetables, micronutrients can be lost due to long delivery routes and storage times. Therefore, many nutrition experts recommend a selected micronutrient supplement for. However, before you decide to supplement your diet, it is best to discuss your dietary supplements with a doctor.
The I·DO Essence: The vitamin concentrate for the daily supply of micronutrientsThe organic vital substance concentrate I·DO Essence offers you the opportunity to meaningfully supplement your diet in order to cover your micronutrient needs. The dietary supplement from controlled organic production consists of raw materials that meet the highest quality standards and contain high-quality micronutrients. The I·DO essence consists of no less than 12 multi-fermented organic ingredients and has been refined with cold-pressed juice in raw food quality. The careful selection and tested combination of fruits, vegetables and nuts can develop and potentiate its full effect through the complex multiple fermentation process.
Small amount – big effect
By taking one tablespoon of I·DO Essence every day, you will support the optimization of your diet and give yourself more energy and performance in everyday life. Through targeted supplementation with micronutrients, you strengthen your immune system and your defenses. The high concentration of vitamin C supports the normal function of the immune system, energy metabolism and reduces tiredness and exhaustion. The combination of purely natural organic foods and production using the latest technology delivers a high-quality vitamin concentrate with a great effect.