03 Feb Multivitamins and Muscles
Multi’s and Muscles
Since the human body cannot provide vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for itself, it needs to have another source. Most of us think that we could get adequate nutrients from our diet alone which is an incorrect notion. Due to the process of plantation and all, to cooking, the food loses most of its vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Thus, the body would only be able to breakdown the leftovers. Thanks to the power of multivitamins, now bodybuilders and athletes would be able to acquire the optimal vitamins and minerals required by their activities.
So why are they so important for us bodybuilders and fitness fanatics?
The number of vitamins and minerals needed by the body could not be quantified to a single meal, or even your average 6 meals of the day. Figuring that out, we now understand that bodybuilders have more needs of essential supplements to perform the optimal capacity of their bodies in certain activities. With extra activities they perform, extra supplements must be provided since they are using these vitamins and minerals more than the average person, think of it as fuel in your vehicle, the more you accelerate and the more fuel you use, correct?
You may be asking, Should i take a multivitamin?
The answer is: Absolutely. While It depends upon the need of your body, Physicians, nutritionists, and dietitians suggest that everyone, including those who work extra time, must only have an intake of vitamins they lack. This is probably the rule of supplementation, “If you don’t need it, don’t take it.” Chances are, you are only putting your body to a great danger instead of protection or benefits. Although any vitamins and minerals your body doesn’t produce will exit the body via waste material.
There are 13 essential vitamins that your body needs:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- Pyroxidine (Vitamin B6)
- Folate (Vitamin B9)
- Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Vitamin E is very important to us lifters and fitness lifestyle guru’s, as it’s important to protect fatty acids, maintain muscles, and red blood cells due to being an important antioxidant.
Benefits of taking Multi’s:
Greg Marshall, Chief Editor of MultivitaminGuide.org provided a list of benefits of taking multivitamins. The list goes:
- Increased Energy from B-vitamins (Vitamin B-complex)
- Stronger Immune System from Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E
- Prevention of Serious Disease
- Slow Down Aging
These four can be vital not just for bodybuilders, but also for regular people with regular lives. In his video, Marshall gave emphasis over high-quality multivitamins. This is not about choosing the ones with higher prices, price do not always matters. To spot a high-quality multivitamin, you might want to have a review over the brand name you are choosing. Low-quality multivitamin will only cost you money, because while it claims to provide multivitamins, it only gives off fillers than can cause more harm than good.
We highly suggest you take a multivitamin and greens supplement while on your fitness and lifting regime. To see what’s available, head over to our Vitamins and Minerals section of our store: Vitamins
If you have any further question, simply send us an email and we will give you all the advice you need!