As a strength, power, or speed athlete, it is essential to provide your body with the micronutrients it needs to optimise metabolic function. Any deficiencies could result in the body prioritising short-term survival mechanisms and placing less priority on those that enhance long term health and performance . For this reason, it is important to address micronutrient intake across a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
There are also specific micronutrients that play more immediate roles in optimal power production. For example, calcium, magnesium, and potassium are all critical components of muscle contraction and nerve conduction, key mechanisms for rapid force production  . These minerals often act as chemical messengers that stimulate neuromuscular activity.
The growth, maintenance, and repair of bones are also reliant on micronutrients, particularly calcium and vitamin D (vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium) . Strong bones are necessary for successful power output because of the forces being subjected to them under load.