Three Vitamins You Can’t Live Without

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Over 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. A figure that according to the AARDA, is on the rise. Autoimmune conditions such as Lupus which occur when inflammation is all over the body. Autoimmune conditions happen when the body’s immune system mistakenly recognizes the body’s own proteins as foreign, and then send antibodies to attack otherwise healthy cells.

In order to fight inflammation and other autoimmune conditions try these five essential supplements.

Omega-3

One of the best forms of Omega-3 comes from fish oil. It helps to reduce inflammation, and reduces swelling by triggering natural substances like prostaglandins which regulate immunity, reduce inflammation and increase brain function.

Omega- 3 has been studied for years and may have additional benefits to women’s health, such as treating menopause weight gain and additional symptoms.

Magnesium

Almost 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Many advanced athletes are tested for this deficiency before training and even they are found to have significant deficits. Magnesium is the key player in our supporting our body’s functionality. It activates enzymes, and helps with absorbing vitamin D, potassium and zinc.

Magnesium deficiencies are the result of over farmed soil and processed food. Additional research is finding that Americans may also need more than the current recommended amount.

Vitamin D                                                                                                               

Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to your skins exposure to sunlight. Every cell in the body has the unique ability to activate it. It is crucial in regulating insulin, calcium metabolism, and immune function. All though we highly encourage sunscreen use, it also has a negative effect on the suns ability to help us get our vitamin D.

One of the lesser known secret to getting more vitamin D is to eat dark leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach. These veggies grow in the sunlight and are rich in chlorophyll.

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