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  1. anne12
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    Hello Friends.........

    Do aerobically active individuals need to take mineral supplement?

    About four percent of your body's weight

    is composed of a group of 22 metallic elements collectively called

    minerals. Although not all minerals are essential for life, most are

    present in living cells.


    The minerals of greatest importance to

    humans are those present in hormones, enzymes, and vitamins. Minerals

    are found in muscles, connective tissues, and all body fluids.


    Minerals

    serve several roles in your body. Their single most critical role is

    their involvement in cellular metabolism. As an integral part of the

    enzymes that regulate chemical reactions within cells, selected minerals

    participate in the catabolic and anabolic cellular processes that are

    crucial to normal physiological functioning.


    Minerals also

    constitute a critical part of your body's hormones. Inadequate levels of

    specific minerals in your hormones could have dire consequences for you

    (e.g., the hormone that facilitates glucose uptake by the cells

    requires zinc).



    For a variety of reasons, many individuals do not

    eat a balanced diet. In those instances, taking a basic "one-a-day"

    vitamin/mineral tablet may be appropriate. For most individuals,

    however, little need exists for supplementing their diet with minerals

    because most minerals are readily found in water and a well-balanced

    diet.



    By the same token, no evidence exists that for individuals

    who ingest the recommended daily allowance of minerals, that excess

    mineral supplementation benefits their exercise performance or enhances

    their recovery from exercise.



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    No.

    What they need to do is eat a balanced diet and drink fluids.

    All this supplimental shit is overkill.
     
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    I've now seen your questions in various thread starters. Are you going for free advertising for your research website?
     

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