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Is it really important at all

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 01, 2011 at 4:32 AM

Vitamins micronutrients minerals etc. do i need to find out if im getting adequate amounts of these and how can i get. I'm mainly worried about magnesium nickel cobalt Molybdenum Manganese and zinc. Oh also Folic Acid and vitamin e

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on June 01, 2011
at 05:51 PM

That option exists for chromium and biotin, but it's useless since it has no data on most foods and stays at 0% for me. It's worth activating retinol and choline though.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 01, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Cronometer tracks chromium, you have to change the settings to show it though.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 01, 2011
at 03:07 PM

Critical is the word I would use. Organic acid testing tells me a ton in cases with stalls and plateaus.

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 01, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Do you feel good?

If you don't it might be interesting to track a couple days and see if anything obvious pops up.

If you don't and are eating a variety of natural foods from solid sources with minimal processing, than you are probably doing fine on these and you should only track if you like that sort of thing.

I don't track because I have noticed that when I do I tend to eat the same things a lot more often to make tracking easier.

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2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on June 01, 2011
at 12:48 PM

I use Cron-O-Meter as well, but it doesn't track some essential nutrients, probably because they're not in the database:

Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Chloride, Chromium, Cobalt (part of B12), Iodine, Molybdenum, Nickel, Sulfur, Vitamin K2 (as opposed to K), and probably a few others

I've been wondering myself how to ensure you're getting enough of those. Perhaps there's a chance most are covered as long as those that are tracked are covered, and you're eating fish or taking some iodine.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 01, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Cronometer tracks chromium, you have to change the settings to show it though.

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on June 01, 2011
at 05:51 PM

That option exists for chromium and biotin, but it's useless since it has no data on most foods and stays at 0% for me. It's worth activating retinol and choline though.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 01, 2011
at 12:25 PM

Yes they are very important. Download cronometer or use fitday.com to figure this stuff out.

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A15af22bd729ec030e8f47d1189b6eaf

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on June 17, 2011
at 05:31 AM

I'd approach this the other way 'round:

If you are worried about them, do not try to chase micronutrients! Instead allow yourself more creativity and variety on your plate. This way you'll turn a game of negativity (worrying about micros) into a nice adventure in seeking out new groceries and ingredients. The micro stuff will sort itself out this way without you even noticing it :)

So why not try to have a different vegetable every day? Go for different game meats & acquire a taste for offal. Bacon can have so many different facets when used in combination :) ...

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