Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Vitamins and minerals work together in complex ways, influencing how much of a given nutrient your body uses and how they may work together to reach peak absorption. Some vitamins work in synergy to help your body better absorb other vitamins/minerals. Absorption and metabolism of vitamins not only depends on the sources where we get them but also what else we are taking them with (1). As we have said many times before, our bodies absorb food best, but the combination in which we eat foods and certain vitamins can also affect their absorption (2).
Let’s take a look at some of the hand-picked nutrients in GEM that work together within our bodies to promote excellent absorption and metabolization!
Magnesium & Vitamin D
Magnesium is essential for Vitamin D and calcium absorption. Magnesium converts vitamin D into its active form so that it can help with calcium absorption from our diets. Active vitamin D also helps prevent clogged arteries by drawing calcium out of the blood and soft tissues back into the bones where it is needed to build healthy bone structure.
Vitamin K2 & Calcium
K2 is vital for bone health and formation—it helps proteins in our bones latch onto calcium (3). A diet lacking K2 will lead to poor absorption of calcium from your food. You can read more about Vitamin K2 and calcium in our K2 blog post.
Astaxanthin & Omega 3
Astaxanthin is a fat-soluble nutrient, meaning it is best absorbed along with fats in the diet and can be stored in the body's fatty tissue. Astaxanthin absorbs best when taken with healthy fats like omega-3s, coconut and pumpkin seeds, all in GEM!
Vitamin B12 & B9
Vitamin B12 and B9 are one of the most important vitamin couplings (4). They work together to support the most fundamental processes in the body, like cell division and replication. They also metabolize homocysteine, an important amino acid in our blood that can reduce the risk of disease. Additionally, B9 depends on B12 to be absorbed, stored, and metabolized in the body.
B1 and 6 and Magnesium
Magnesium is required to convert vitamin B1 to its active form and is also required for certain B1 dependent enzymes within the body. Additionally, magnesium works with another B vitamin, B6, to enhance absorption.
Each ingredient and essential nutrient in GEM was purposefully chosen to promote optimal absorption of the key vitamins we need as women. You can rest easy knowing that each vitamin in GEM is working together to promote your overall health and helping to fill in those gaps that you may be missing from your day-to-day diet!