What vitamins and minerals should be integrate after physical activity

Sporting activities, practised both inside and outdoors, in the summer or winter, make the human body lose a large amount of water and mineral salts. Physical well-being, especially for people who regularly practise sports, necessarily requires the correct hydration of the body, one of the basic principles of physical well-being along with a healthy, balanced diet.

After physical activity, the body needs to restore both a good amount of liquids and vitamins and minerals. Minerals are so-called essential micro-nutrients because they cannot be synthesised by the body and can therefore only be taken in with food. This is why doctors and nutritionists insist greatly on the importance of a diet that includes fruit, vegetables and the right amount of proteins and carbohydrates.

The 22 minerals in the body are indispensable for many physiological functions, including carrying oxygen to the cells, blood coagulation and muscle function.

The most important in the sports field are iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and selenium, while the vitamins to be integrated after physical activity are vitamin D, group B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E, all of which have antioxidant properties.

Nutritional supplements suited to integrating vitamins and minerals after physical activity

Generally, people who practise sports constantly should have a varied diet based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet: the basic foodstuffs include fruit, vegetables, carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, spelt, potatoes) and pulses (beans, chick peas, lentils). The noble proteins, found in fish and eggs, as well as meat, should not be eaten more than twice a week. A balanced diet also includes milk, yoghurt, dairy products and cheeses, as well as raw extra-virgin olive oil as a condiment.

When the diet is insufficient to meet the body’s needs after sporting activities, the supplements in the ApportAL® range contain vitamins and minerals that help the body to recover after physical activity, intervening in the muscle function to reduce the feeling of fatigue.

This is thanks to the complete formulation that contains 19 nutrients that help to recover energy. Fundamental for sports people:

  • Selenium: essential antioxidant for correct muscle function.
  • Magnesium: useful for guaranteeing correct muscle performance and indispensable for the production of energy.
  • Arginine: improves muscle efficiency, helping to dilate the blood vessels.
  • Carnitine: facilitates muscle recovery and fights fatigue.
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