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The A, B, D’s of Muscle Health

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The maintenance and nourishment of our muscles are critical tool to building strong, healthy muscles. Our bodies supply many natural nutrients to revitalize muscles after exercise but we can always take in more to assure our bodies are getting the nutrients it needs. The strengthening of our muscles do more than help us lift heavy objects, strength training can result in more defined muscle tone and weight loss.

Introducing vitamins into your daily life could greatly increase the health of your growing muscles and, in turn, their overall strength. The vitamins said to bring about the most contribution to muscle maintenance are vitamins A, B and D.

Vitamin A: Breaking down of proteins within our bodies make it easier for our muscles to soak them up. Vitamin A, which is found packed in vegetables like carrots, kale, sweet potatoes, spinach, and swiss chard is a synthesizer of these important proteins.

Vitamin B: B Vitamins are actually a series of six vitamins that contribute to your health in different ways. They are packed with energy and the ability to break down carbohydrates and fuel your metabolism. To create proteins and build muscle the vitamin rich leafy greens as well as seafood, fortified cereals, and most meats will provide the proper amount of B vitamins you and your workout need.

Vitamin D: Nature’s fortifier, this vitamin is consumed most easily through dairy products. The absorption of calcium is vital in the strengthening of our bones. Without the strength of bones, our muscles would lack the proper function we need to keep moving and shaking.

Vitamins can be consumed naturally through the foods we encounter everyday or they can be ingested through supplements. There are arguments in support of both and their capacity to deliver all of the nutrients our bodies need and in the right dosage. Be sure to know what is best for you and your growing muscles to be and stay healthy.

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