Vitamins and Minerals
In case of vitamins it is differentiated between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. Minerals are divided into quantity and trace elements.
You need vitamins and minerals for numerous processes of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism as well as for immune system and for the development of certain body structures. Lack of vitamins and minerals negatively influences your vitality. Since these nutrients are essential and cannot be produced by our body, they should be consumed with food.
Protection of the cells
Apart from influencing our body positively, fitness and endurance sport can also lead to the increased formation of free radicals which can cause cell damage. In this case, small and non-noticeable injuries occur. Among the best known antioxidants are vitamins C and E which contribute to protection of the cell from oxidative stress. A lot of vitamins and minerals are lost during endurance sport. In order to prepare your body for stress situations, you should supply it with the vitamins of B complex, magnesium, chrome, zinc and iron.
Antioxidants are extremely essential for cell regeneration and thus for rejuvenation processes. They protect our cells from oxidative stress. Among the best known antioxidants are vitamins C and E. In the course of time, our biological storage is weakened for these radical scavengers, which is especially caused by such environmental influences as stress, nicotine, solar radiation and nutrient-poor junk food.