Monday, December 3, 2018

Mineral Supplements for Muscle Building (Part 2) :

Mineral Supplements for Muscle Building (Part 2) :

Zinc is another one of the essential mineral supplements for bodybuilding during training because it is easily sweated out during workouts. Zinc interacts with many other nutrients and reactions in the body, including RNA and DNA metabolism, and can help you to recover faster after your workout. Zinc is involved in testosterone production, which is essential even for women. It also plays a role in insulin sensitivity, and proper insulin resistance is beneficial for adding or maintaining muscle mass. Zinc helps to increase your metabolism, and people who are deficient in zinc tend to store fat more easily. Lean red meats, including lamb, wheat bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, and beans are natural sources of zinc. Zinc supplements are also best to take shortly before bedtime with magnesium.

Selenium is only needed in trace amounts, but it is one of the essential minerals for muscle building to increase your metabolism and encourage your body to burn stored fat, which in turn helps your body to maintain and build muscle. Selenium is involved in the role of converting T4 into T3 in your thyroid, thereby encouraging your body to burn fat and increase muscle strength. Food sources of selenium include nuts, especially Brazil nuts, mushrooms, cereal, meat, eggs, and fish including lobster, tuna, and crab. It is best to take selenium supplements with food.

Sodium is needed for creatine uptake into your muscle cells, and nearly everyone gets enough sodium in their natural diets. When you sweat during workouts, you lose a lot of sodium, which needs to be replaced. Switch from sodium chloride, common table salt, to an unprocessed sea salt. Almost all salt has undergone chemical treatments that remove all the natural minerals, and then other chemicals are added to keep the salt from clumping. Natural sea salt is very close to our body's natural mineral composition, so it provides all the necessary minerals in a very usable form. If the label says it is sea salt, but the product is white, it is not natural sea salt. Natural sea salt is gray, or Himalayan sea salt is pinkish, and they both taste better than sodium chloride.

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