Metabolism involves the chemical processes in which the body builds up and maintains itself (anabolism) and the breaking down of substances (catabolism) to be used for energy. Your body needs energy to sustain life.
Our bodies need many nutrients for our metabolism to function properly. Even a slight deficiency of a particular vitamin, mineral, or enzyme can cause metabolic problems. It is important that you receive the proper nutrients that your body requires for optimum health.
An improperly functioning metabolism can lead to obesity and serious disease. Exercise, a healthy diet, and supplementation are all essential to a well-conditioned metabolism.