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Which Micronutrients Are Worth Monitoring?

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In the final episode of our micronutrient series, Greg and Lyndsey discuss which micronutrients are most worth monitoring and good food sources for the micronutrients you may be under-consuming. Then, we talk more broadly about why you shouldn’t allow a focus on micronutrients specifically to detract from the pursuit of a generally healthy diet.

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TIME STAMPS

Introduction (0:00)

Recommendations and good vibes (0:20)

Announcement for next episode: get your questions in for an all-Q&A episode! (8:06)

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Getting into the content; discussing the difference between insufficient intake and deficient intake/status. (13:40)

Content discussed in this episode:

Nutrients that are often overconsumed (21:52)

Added sugar

Saturated fat

Sodium

Excluded: Omega-6

Excluded: Trans Fats

Nutrients that are frequently under-consumed (44:14)

Most of the data related to under-consumed nutrients came from these sources:

More on individual nutrients

Nutrients vegans may want to pay more attention to (1:08:46)

Be sure to avoid “micronutrient reductionism” (1:21:58)

Q&A (1:37:49)

Are multivitamins overrated? (1:38:37)

Is low blood vitamin D often the result of some other underlying problem? (1:57:33)

Are there any good proxy measurements to know if you’re meeting micronutrient targets without needing to track micronutrients? (2:09:19)

Folic acid supplementation when trying to get pregnant (2:12:38)

Evidence of vitamin K along with vitamin D and Boron supplementation (2:21:04)

Vitamin K

Boron

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  • BulkSupplements: Next time you stock up on supplements, be sure to use the promo code “SBSPOD” (all caps) to get 5% off your entire order.
  • MASS Research Review: Subscribe to the MASS Research Review to get concise and applicable breakdowns of the latest strength, physique, and nutrition research – delivered monthly.
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