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Macronutrients vs Micronutrients vs Cellular Nutrients

We all know the importance of keeping our bodies well-nourished, and our nutrition needs can vary at different stages of our lives, such as during pregnancy, recovery from illness or as we get older.


When combined with regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits, balanced nutrition can help to keep you healthy as you age.


But are you aware of the different kinds of nutrients? From macronutrients and micronutrients to cellular nutrients, each type can provide your body with a different level of nourishment.


Traditional macronutrients and micronutrients can help to meet your basic nutritional needs – specialized cellular nutrients can work alongside these, while also targeting cellular processes that can decline with age.


Spotlight On: Traditional Macronutrients

Proteins, carbohydrates and fats are all examples of macronutrients. We need to consume macronutrients to keep our bodies fueled – they provide us with energy we need to function at our best and carry out the activities that allow us to live our lives to the fullest.


Spotlight On: Traditional Micronutrients

Vitamins and minerals are classed as micronutrients, which are nutrients needed in smaller quantities than macronutrients. However, micronutrients still play an essential role in many physiological processes, by helping your body to use the energy provided by macronutrients.

Examples of micronutrients include:

  • Vitamin C, which can help to provide immune health support
  • Zinc, which benefits immune and metabolic function
  • Calcium, an essential nutrient to support teeth, as well as strong bones
  • Vitamin D, which helps regulates the level of calcium in the body
  • Potassium, an electrolyte which helps regulate fluid balance in your body


Spotlight On: Cellular Nutrients

Traditional macronutrients and micronutrients play essential roles in helping to keep your body nourished and healthy by addressing your basic nutritional needs. Cellular nutrients target key mechanisms that can decline with age, providing deep-acting nutrition to help you take care of your body at the cellular level.


Let’s take a look at specific cellular nutrients that can help to revitalize your cells’ natural processes to help them keep up with you.


Nicotinamide Riboside (NR)

Solgar® Cellular Energy capsules contain Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), a cellular nutrient that helps replenish NAD+ to help cells transform the food you eat into energy.


NAD+ is critical for converting nutrients into energy, helping to make sure the macronutrients you’re eating are being processed into fuel your cells can use.


Urolithin A (UA)

Solgar® Cellular Strength & Renewal capsules contain Urolithin A (UA), a cellular nutrient that helps renew mitochondria, the power plants within your muscle cells.ƚ


Efficient mitochondrial function is important for maintaining muscle strength and stamina as you age. UA activates a quality control process within your cells which promotes mitochondrial health.ƚ



Cellular nutrients can also help to provide the foundation for cellular antioxidants.


Found in our Solgar® Cellular Protect capsules, GlyNAC provides building blocks for your cells to create glutathione by themselves.ƚ


Glutathione helps to block damage in your cells caused by free radicals, but your body’s natural production of this antioxidant can decline as you age. The cellular nutrient GlyNAC works in sync with your body’s natural processes by providing building blocks for your cells to make glutathione when it’s needed.ƚ


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