Vitamins: A Piece of the Whole Wellness Puzzle
Elements Massage Phoenix-Camelback Mar 24, 2017
Whole body wellness is a process. It requires a combination of physical and mental health that can only be realized when a broad range of tactics and techniques are employed in together. Exercise can promote cardiovascular health, massage can help heal damaged or injured muscles and joints, and a healthy and balanced diet provides the energy and nutrients necessary for the body to function and perform. Sometimes the body is just deficient of necessary vitamins and requires supplements in order to obtain balance.
Vitamin D is one of those run-of-the-mill vitamins that is plentiful in nature but regularly deficient in many people. This is because, while vitamin D can be absorbed into the body just by sitting out in the sun, our modern lifestyles often leave us indoors, chained to a desk, and missing out on the free vitamins while the sun is out. While vitamin D has many physical health benefits like improving immune and bone health, it is also an effective regulator of mood and depression. If you find yourself struggling with depression, consider asking your doctor to run a blood panel to assess your vitamin D levels so that they can prescribe a course supplements to help.
Methylated Folic Acid
Folic Acid is a B vitamin found in many of the foods that we eat but it is not biologically active. This means it needs to be processed by the liver before the body can absorb it. When the body is not able to metabolize folic acid, it can lead to a heightened sense of anxiety and stress that can not be helped until the body is put back into balance. Methylated Folic Acid is a form of the vitamin that has already been processed to the point where it can be easily absorbed by the body.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in many adults and manifests as lethargy. Those lacking the ability to readily absorb B12 can even experience feelings of associated with a general lack of energy. B12 supplements are readily available and taking them actually provides a fairly fast acting boost.
As with any supplement, it is important that you consult with your doctor before beginning a treatment regimen. Just because they are available over the counter does not mean they should be taken without supervision.