Micronutrients in Sports

Thursday, 16. August 2018

Micronutrients in Sports

Nutrients deliver energy or structural parts necessary for the development of muscles, tendons and other tissues. They also support the metabolism. Targeted nutrition could contribute to maintaining your performance capacity.

Macronutrients

An athletic lifestyle requires balanced nutrition as well as more carbohydrates, protein and high quality fats than usual. Carbohydrates and fats primarily cover the increased demands of energy that an athlete’s body has, while proteins contribute to the development and maintenance of the muscles and skin as well as the body’s enzymes and hormones.
 

Micronutrients

Physical activities increase the body’s needs for vitamins, minerals and trace elements due to the increase in the body’s metabolism. Vitamins are divided into two categories: water-soluble vitamins (B and C) and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). Micronutrient minerals include calcium, magnesium und potassium. Important trace elements include iron, iodine, zinc and selenium.
 

The base elements for successful athletic performance are guided, appropriate training, targeted nutrition and mental strength. An active lifestyle can also increase your need for additional nutrients.