So we have all of these vitamins + minerals in our products… so what? How will that help you cross the finish line faster, healthier, and happier (with glowing skin, of course)… well, take a look below at some of the benefits of each highlighted vitamin + mineral:
Calcium is essential for strong bones, proper muscle function, and nerve transmission, which are all crucial for athletic performance.
Iron plays a key role in transporting oxygen to muscles, supporting energy production, and preventing fatigue.
Potassium helps maintain fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contractions.
Vitamin C supports immune function, collagen production, and acts as an antioxidant to protect against exercise-induced oxidative stress.
Thiamin (B1) intake during exercise positively benefits carbohydrate metabolism in a way that will decrease lactate concentration, ammonia concentration, and anti-fatigue by reducing the RPE.
Riboflavin (B2) also plays a role in energy production and helps maintain healthy skin and eyes.
Niacin plays a vital role in cell metabolism and helps the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrate during metabolism.
Vitamin B6 is essential for protein metabolism, immune function, and the production of red blood cells.
Folate DFE supports DNA synthesis, cell division, and the production of red blood cells, which are vital for athletic performance.
Phosphorus is a critical component of ATP, the body's primary energy currency, and is necessary for bone health.
Magnesium contributes to muscle function, nerve function, and energy production.
Zinc supports immune function, protein synthesis, and wound healing.
Selenium functions as an antioxidant and supports immune function.
Manganese is involved in energy metabolism, bone formation, and antioxidant defense.
Copper plays a role in iron metabolism and energy production, allowing for delayed time to exhaustion, shortened reaction times, and increased oxygenation.
Vitamin B12 is crucial for red blood cell formation, energy metabolism, and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
Okay, so the vitamins and minerals help prevent cramping, allow for proper muscle function, prevent fatigue, reduce oxidative stress, help convert carbohydrates into energy, enhance skin health (hello sunburns), improve bone health, and increase overall health and energy… yeah, those seem like good things to have in a nutrition product.
There are of course many other benefits to getting enough of these nutrients beyond athletic performance, including improved immune function, reduced risk of chronic diseases, and better overall health.
If you are an athlete, it is important to talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian to make sure you are getting enough of all the nutrients your body needs to perform at its best.