Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Looking For a Great Supplement?

Look no further: the best supplement available you probably are not taking is a multivitamin.

Let's consider why we take supplements:
  • Help us break down the nutrients we get from food
  • Add to our diets the vitamins and minerals we may be lacking
Now let's look at some of the benefits we can yield by taking the right vitamins.  (Keep in mind I don't have room here for everything that is worth mentioning, but at least we can get a jump-start.)

  • Vitamin B1 helps release energy from carbohydrates during metabolism: growth and muscle tone
  • Vitamin B2 helps the body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism
  • Vitamin B6 helps build body tissue and aids in metabolism of protein
  • Vitamin B12 aids cell development, functioning of the nervous system, and the metabolism of fat and protein
  • Biotin helps metabolize protein, fats and carbohydrates
  • Niacin is involved in carbohydrate protein and fat metabolism
  • Pantothenic acid helps release energy from from fats and carbohydrates
These are just a few examples taken from the ACE personal trainer manual.

So — the next time you are shopping, do your body a favor and take a serious look at some multivitamins.

Next: vitamins that aid in blood flow, blood vessel health and bone health.