“If your body is deficient in just one of the essential vitamins and minerals over a thousand chemical and enzymatic processes in your body could be impaired.”
For the human body to perform at its maximum potential, it must be fed a vast and complex array of vital nutrients. Becoming deficient in just one of these essential vitamins or minerals breaks down the metabolic pathway that produces optimum efficiency and performance declines. Not good! Daily consumption of a high-potency multi-vitamin/multi-mineral formula may help ensure the presence of essential cofactor's necessary for thousands of metabolic reactions.
"Many people underestimate the importance of them. They think that since you can not get 10 pounds of muscle, it is useless to take them. But here is something very important. If your body is deficient in just one of the essential vitamins and minerals over a thousand chemical and enzymatic processes in your body could be impaired. Each and every vitamin and mineral is responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions, including the formation of hormones. Bottom line? If you don't use a good multi-vitamin and mineral formula you will never reach your fullest potential.
When should you take multi-vitamin/minerals and extra Antioxidants? Simply take your multi vitamin/mineral formula first thing in the morning, and IMMEDIATELY after your weight training, take one multi vitamin/mineral plus your extra Antioxidants. On the days you don't train, take only one serving of vitamin/mineral formula in the morning, and in the afternoon take your antioxidant protection."
Bodybuilding: As a bodybuilder you looking for a Vitamin/Mineral supplement that give you as complete a full spectrum of all nutrients as possible with key emphasis on B, C, A and also a sizable dosage of E to help protect you against fatigue, muscle scavengers, and cellular damage. With minerals look for 150% of USDA or above for Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium, and Phosphorus as your base with others at 50% to 100% of USDA of minerals like Chromium, Iron(if not allergic) and such to make sure your getting your moneys worth.
Athletic Competition: As with the bodybuilder you looking for a Vitamin/Mineral supplement that give you as complete a full spectrum of all nutrients as possible but your potencies don't have to be as high for certain vitamin but as high for others. For example your vitamins should be almost through the roof because athletic competition is one of the most stressful things your can do. Your gonna sweat and possibly sweat allot and some vitamins are water soluble, which means when you sweat your gonna loose those nutrients. Important one to you are Vitamin B Complex(all the B vitamins) and Vitamin C. This is why old time boxers used to suck on lemon slice between round so as to push back the onset of fatigue. Fat Soluble (Vitamins A, D, E and K): Fat soluble vitamins are those that are normally stored in the body. When these vitamins are ingested, they dissolve in fat. Now depending on your sport your fat store may not be able to provide you with all you need so supplementation in average to slightly above average in these nutrient is enough to satisfy your needs. You mineral needs are very similar to a bodybuilders with a larger emphasis on the key electrolyte minerals of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, these four electrolytes will help your prevent cramping and keep your muscle contracting and extending instead of balling up into a knot!
Fitness: As for fitness your are bodybuilding lite. This is not general health level but get up and go running or hiking 3 or 4 days a week level, along with your 40-45 minute workout sessions. Your not looking for the Mega Packs but the capsules that give maybe 30% - 200% of USDA over the complete range of all necessary vitamins and minerals. You eating should be able to supply you with all other necessary nutritional needs.
General Health: General health is just that general health. This is the most basic level of nutrients needed to keep you if good health. If your eating is good and healthy a one day multi-vitamin with some extras on the antioxidant side to help with life's stresses is just about all that is needed.
Bodybuilding Supplement Benefits
Average Usage: Follow manufactures direction, usually 1-2 tablets or packet along with meals duringthe day
Affordability: Ranges form medium to high, look for the most organic choices if looking for just basic fitness. Competitive athletes should look to high end formulation that provide a wider range of nutrients.
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