That Energy Gel May Actually Cause Mineral Deficiency

Did you know certain foods and drinks can actually cause a mineral deficiency in the body? Nina Anderson, International Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition, has written in several of her books that certain common foods actually take the minerals out of the body. 

For instance, carbonated drinks, which contain high levels of phosphorus, can remove calcium from the body.  Phosphorus cells bind with calcium and allow it to move out of the body. Now you really don’t want to lose calcium because that’s going to help the body build bones and it’s also going to help you in keeping the body strong for your exercise. 

Calcium loss can result from consumption of sugar, salt and caffeine

Nina notes that studies also indicate calcium loss also increases following the consumption of white sugar, salt, and caffeine.  These energy drinks and gels out there have high levels of all these ingredients. You really have to be very, very careful and not have those kinds of drinks and gels with those types of ingredients in them, especially the carbonated drinks.

The trace minerals found in the EnduroPacks Electrolyte spray not only help boost your energy levels and strengthen the immune system, they enhance the uptake of vitamins and proteins you’re putting in your body, so that you can actually build up the body and get ready for the event.

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The article is from an interview and podcast with Nina Anderson, an International Sports Science Association certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition (SPN) and a nationally acclaimed researcher, author, television, and radio personality. She has been an active researcher in the nutrition field for over 20 years and has co-authored 18 books, including Low Carb and Beyond, Nutritional Leverage for Great Golf and Analyzing Sports Drinks. Nina is also the president of Safe Goods Publishing and LJB Piper and has a BA from Monmouth University.