Micronutrients: Basic supply with valuable vitamins & minerals


Micronutrients or also vital substances combine vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Iron, vitamin B12 or vitamin D - these and many other vitamins and minerals are vital for the body. Most people are not even aware of the importance of these substances; this is why a deficiency supply can occur.

What are micronutrients?

With the exception of vitamin D, the body does not produce micronutrients itself, which is why it has to obtain these substances through food. The daily requirement varies greatly, as does the amount of micronutrients ingested with food. It is often the case that the body does not get enough of certain micronutrients. If this is the case permanently, it can lead to a vitamin deficiency. Here, supplementary vital substances help to achieve the necessary daily dose.

Micronutrients or macronutrients

To live, your body needs both types of nutrients - macronutrients and micronutrients.

Macronutrients are the energy suppliers: They include carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The body absorbs them directly from food and needs them to stay focused and strengthened throughout the day.

Micronutrients have far-reaching functions. Above all they are important for cell growth and the renewal of skin, bones, blood cells and muscles. The body only needs micronutrients in small quantities: Vitamins, minerals and trace elements cannot be taken in the form of food. Instead, they are contained therein or can be supplied from food supplements.

Your optimal basic care

A good basic supply primarily includes a balanced and healthy diet. The basis for this is above all fresh raw fruit and vegetables. They contain many important micronutrients. If you like to have warm food on the table, it is best to cook vegetables gently. In this way, vitamins and minerals are retained in larger quantities.

Additional food supplements can help to provide the nutrient balance with the optimum amount of vitamins and minerals. With the Vitamaze Multivitamin, your body gets the perfect combination of more than 20 vital substances, which ideally covers your daily requirements.

Of course the basic supply is not the same for everyone. It depends on many different factors and living conditions. So how do you find out your individual nutrient requirements?

At the beginning you take a close look at your lifestyle. What is your daily diet, do you exercise or take medication regularly? How are things with your family or your job - because stress also plays an important role. Your individual micronutrient requirements also depend on your gender, weight, height and age.

Professional associations such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) or the German Society for Nutrition (DGE) make recommendations. However, these are designed for healthy people with a normal metabolism. For a more precise evaluation of your needs, however, factors such as previous illnesses, increased stress or daily alcohol or nicotine consumption are important.

Determine your own nutrient status - visit to the doctor or self-test

For a detailed analysis of your nutrient supply, a direct visit to your family doctor is recommended.

A blood count will give you an exact overview of your micronutrients. Your doctor can determine the amount of cellular blood components, i.e. red and white blood cells and platelets.

Since micronutrients such as zinc and magnesium, for example, are present in high concentrations in the blood cells, deficiencies are also directly evident here. The classic blood count also indicates the iron supply through the HB value. It can also be extended by further analyses. Thus you can have the iron storage determined, your B12 supply, as well as other individual substances. Not all individual analyses are covered by health insurance.

Another possibility is the micronutrient diagnostics: Your blood serum is examined, so the blood cells are not included. This form of examination is especially sufficient if you want to ask for very specific values. Micronutrients such as folic acid, vitamin B5, iron or calcium can be quickly evaluated using this diagnostic method.

With the self-test from Cerascreen it is possible to determine your personal values without a visit to the doctor. To do this, you take the required sample (depending on the test) from the comfort of your own home and send it to the certified specialist laboratory. You will receive your individual result report and specific recommendations.

Different factors - different micronutrient requirements

The mental and physical well-being affects the daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. In the long term, a deficiency of micronutrients impairs your vitality and your healthy wellbeing.

The following six factors influence your nutrient balance:

1. Stress

Stress can also be positive, it is stimulating and can be motivating. The situation is different with excessive stress. In the long run it can become chronic and physical problems and illnesses can follow. Your body then needs much more micronutrients than usual.

Vitamin B complex supports the function of your nervous system. If you are well supplied with vitamin B, you help your body to react better to periods of stress.

2. Alcohol and Cigarettes

Nicotine and alcohol are a luxury for many people. In the long run, however, smoking and drinking is harmful to health. High consumption worsens the metabolism and the body needs more vitamins and minerals. Above all, the need for vitamins A, E, D, K increases. A lack of minerals and trace elements such as potassium, calcium and iron can also develop more easily.

3. Unhealthy nutrition

There is a widespread trend to feed on industrially processed foods. Through this diet, your body absorbs nutrients and has energy for the day, but many valuable micronutrients are missing in finished products. This deficiency ranges from vitamin A to magnesium and iron.

4. Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not about eating more. The calorie requirement increases slightly, but not enormously. So what is important for the body is first what the expectant mother eats. The unborn child is dependent on the good nutrients that the mother takes in through food. Talk to your doctor about this.

Vitamins A, B1, B6 and folic acid should be taken in sufficient quantities by a pregnant woman. In particular, the requirement for folic acid should be increased according to your doctor's recommendation.

5. Old age

With age, the diet also changes. Appetite decreases, but chewing and swallowing problems can also occur. A sufficient supply of valuable vital substances often fails to materialise. In order to be fit and healthy evenly also still in the age longer, one should supply the body sufficiently with micro nutrients.

6. Sport

Are you one of those who can't get enough of sport? Then you should also pay special attention to your nutritional balance. Sport requires a lot of energy. In order to perform at full capacity and also to reduce injuries, your body needs vital substances. These include magnesium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids and antioxidants.

The right supply of micronutrients should therefore not be underestimated. Fill your nutrient balance with the necessary vitamins, minerals and trace elements. With the Vitamaze Multivitamin you create a good foundation. Once your personal micronutrient requirements are covered, you will increase your long-term well-being and vitality.