Which vitamins and minerals do you need and how can you get them?

With so many options out there, it can be tough to know exactly which vitamins and minerals you need.  While you should be getting most of those nutrients from what you eat, it can be difficult to make that happen on a daily basis. Supplements are a great way to fill in the gaps where your diet may not have you covered. See which vitamins and minerals your body needs and how you can make sure you get enough of them.

Vitamin deficiencies are linked to poor health

Studies have shown that a daily multivitamin can help provide a good foundation for your health and protect you from experiencing stress and sleeping poorly. Multivitamins can help improve your memory, mood, and help slow the progression of certain diseases.

With so many vitamins and minerals doing important work for your body, it can be overwhelming to know which ones to focus on.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, which is super important for maintaining bone health. If you aren’t getting enough of this vitamin, your likelihood of getting sick can increase, as can your chances of bone or back pain. You may even be more likely to experience hair loss. Doctors recommend 15 minutes of sunlight every day, but studies show that 40% of those living in the United States are not getting enough vitamin D.

Foods that contain vitamin D include fatty fish, egg yolks, and fortified foods like milk, juice, and cereals. ASEA® VIA Source contains vitamin D, which helps increase intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. This daily multivitamin supports cellular health, general nutrition, and wellness throughout the body.


Magnesium is best known for being important to your bone health and energy production. It helps calm your nervous system and reduce stress, ease sleep problems, regulate muscle and nerve function, as well as balance blood sugar levels and help create protein, bone, and DNA.

Pumpkin, spinach, artichoke, soybeans, legumes, tofu, brown rice, and Brazil nuts are great sources of magnesium. ASEA® VIA Source uses magnesium from a bioavailable, natural red-algae extract which is a superfood that helps your body get nutrient-dense phytonutrient content. VIA Source helps your body’s natural response to oxidative stress and supports a natural immune response to help sustain a healthy cardiovascular system.


According to the Department of Health, over 40% of the US population does not get enough calcium from their diet. This mineral is used for strong bones and teeth. Women in particular are more susceptible to losing bone density earlier in life. Foods that are rich in calcium include fortified cereals, milk, cheese, yogurt, salty fish, broccoli, kale, nuts, legumes, and lentils. Calcium helps carry messages from your brain to your body. When you don’t get enough calcium in your diet, your body starts to take it from your bones and teeth. A lack of calcium can lead to other health issues, like osteoporosis.

To optimize bioavailability, try using ASEA® VIA Source, which contains calcium from marine algae. These macro and trace marine minerals offer a unique plant mineral source that helps circulate blood, move muscles, and release hormones to carry messages to your body.


If you’re experiencing a lot of stress, you may need more zinc. This mineral supports your immune system and helps your body use carbohydrates, protein, and fats for energy. Zinc is a mineral that your body uses to fight off infections, heal wounds, and produce new cells. The average American diet tends not to be rich enough in zinc and since the body cannot store zinc, most people need to get it through supplements. Oysters, grass-fed beef, pumpkin seeds, spinach, organ meats, tahini, sardines, wheat germ, brown rice, and tempeh all contain zinc.

Doctors recommend five to ten milligrams of zinc each day. ASEA® VIA Source contains 6 mg of zinc per day.

Vitamin B12

Cobalamin or vitaminB12 is a nutrient that helps convert the food you eat into glucose, which then gives you energy. vitamin B12 works to keep your body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, helping create DNA. It helps your production of red blood cells, regenerates bone marrow and the lining of your gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, helps your spinal cord and nervous system, and prevents anemia. Older adults are most likely to be deficient in vitamin B12 as their digestive system doesn’t produce as much acid and this reduces the ability to absorb the vitamin. Evidence suggests that this vitamin can benefit your heart, your memory, and improve balance.

Foods that contain vitamin B12 are meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, fortified cereals, and nutritional yeast. ASEA® VIA Source uses natural concentrated, stable B-complex vitamins to help aid energy, concentration, memory, and mood.

Your body is designed to reap the nutrient benefits from the food that you eat so that you can get the nutrients you need, in a varied and balanced way. Supplements can provide the bonus nutrients your body is craving. See why ASEA® VIA provides a pathway to long-term wellness by delivering the nutritional foundations you need for complete health.

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