VITAMINS & MINERALS
Only selected forms I Highly absorbable I Maximum benefits
No matter if you are an athlete, gym goer or even not much into working out and fitness, your body needs vitamin and minerals to grow, maintain health and vitality, fight inflammation and oxidative stress, support immune health and perform hundredths of other functions in your body.
Certain minerals compete for absorption with other micro nutrients and some of them shouldn’t be really supplemented if you don’t suffer from any particular condition. That’s why we developed our own blend of Vitamins & Minerals, selecting the best absorbable forms available on the market that work synergistically to provide maximum benefits. We created a blend of 15 vitamins & minerals, including 8 essential for muscle growth, recovery and performance.
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Regular exercise increases your daily requirements for micronutrients as lots of them are used up during working out and lost with sweat, ideally we should get them with food, however even if we eat balanced diet, soil depletion, farming methods, food processing/cooking makes food less nutritious comparing as it was i.e 50 years ago. Also certain minerals inhibit absorption of other nutrients that’s why we created our own blend to ensure you will get most of it.
Our goal is to make nutrition simple and fuel your body with the right amount of nutrients to function at its very best, so you don’t have to worry if you meet your daily requirements.
Our Vitamin & Mineral Blend
^per 36g serving All in One Blend and 40g serving Recover Blend
*EU Nutrient Referance Value (NRV)
**NRV not established
100% NRV of Liposomal Vitamin C - scientifically proven to have higher absorption than regular ascorbic acid. Vitamin C protects the cells from oxidative stress and free radical which are produced in excess during exercise. It supports collagen formation for normal function of bones, cartilage and skin. Vitamin C also lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol is our stress hormone that fuels our bodies not only in the fight or flight situations but during intense workouts as well. Elevated cortisol levels can remain for a long period after exercise causing further muscle breakdown.
600 IU of Vitamin D3 with K2 - MK7 - to ensure appropriate calcium absorption. Without vitamin K2, calcium will remain in the blood vessels increasing risk of cardiovascular diseases and won’t be used effectively in building bones. We need strong bones to be resistant to fractures and be able to deal with the stress that is put on the bones and muscles during exercise. Vitamin D contributes to muscle protein synthesis, it can significantly increase explosive power and enhances muscle function and contraction. Lastly it's a key vitamin responsible for immune system functions.
100% NRV of Vitamin A ( beta carotene). It's a powerful antioxidant, it contributes to normal iron metabolism and aids in testosterone production. We have selected vitamin A in the form of beta carotene which can't become toxic if consumed in excess as opposed to retinol acid - another form of vitamin A.
50% NRV of Vitamin E -similar to vitamin A it's a great antioxidant which fights free radicals protecting your cells and DNA. It has a positive effect on blood pressure as well, allowing more nutrients to reach muscles.
100% NRV of Vitamin B Complex- they are of particular interest to athletes because they play a role in many metabolic processes that are directly related to exercise performance, including energy production, red-blood-cell formation and muscle building/repair. The B Vitamins are also considered our “stress” vitamins. This means, we burn through them during times of elevated stress levels. Below we are some facts on key B vitamins.
Vitamin B12 - our blend includes vitamin B12 as metylocobalamin which is an active form of vitamin B12 as opposed to cyanocobalamin, a cheaper form used in many supplements. Vitamin B12 plays a direct role in protein metabolism. Vitamin B12 together with B6 and B9 breaks down homocysteine, which levels increases during strenuous exercise. Elevated homocysteine levels may contribute to development of cardiovascular diseases as it may cause blood clots and damage arteries. Vitamin B12 also helps to produce red blood cells which deliver oxygen to the muscles. Oxygen is one of the main molecules that is needed for energy production. Without energy the muscles wouldn’t work. If we have a greater count of red blood cells it allows more oxygen to be transported to the muscles and allows the muscles to work harder and longer without becoming fatigues quickly. Lastly sleep is vital to recovery and Vitamin B12 plays a role in the production of melatonin - 'sleep hormone'.
Vitamin B6 - It supports absorption of vitamin B12. It contributes to protein and glycogen metabolism. Glycogen is made up of linked glucose molecules (main source of energy) and is a form of stored energy in the muscles cells and the liver. Similarly like B12 in protein metabolism vitamin B6 helps to breakdown glycogen into glucose that can be used as fuel when we exercise i.e
Vitamin B9 - We use folate, not folic acid which is synthetic form. Along with vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin B9 is highly important for the conversion of creatine into phosphocreatine (CP). Creatine is a molecule that the body can naturally produce. It's made primarily in the kidneys and completed in the liver, by three amino acids: glycine, arginine and methionine. The amino acids are converted into creatine phosphate and phosphocreatine which is then stored in the skeletal muscles and used for energy as a quick ready to use energy source.
Vitamin B2 - Used for fat, carbohydrates and protein metabolism. It is known to protect cells tissue from oxidative stress and recent study shows that it also may reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery after workout.
Vitamin B1 - It has a crucial role in metabolising glucose and generating energy (ATP). It helps with the synthesis of acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). They are important neurotransmitters for normal brain function. The study shows that it may delay fatigue and exhaustion in a prolonged training session. It may help to decrease the production of lactic acid which is one of the major causes of muscle soreness.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)- helps the nervous system function properly; it helps the body metabolise protein and fats and is known for boosting HDL 'good' cholesterol and lowering LDL'bad' cholesterol. For bodybuilders, vitamin B3 is a growth hormone releaser that supports muscle building. Niacin is also known to dilate blood vessels and increase the blood flow to the working muscles during body building exercises which result in an increased energy supply which in turn enhance overall exercise capacity.
90mg of elemental Magnesium Biglyciante - one of the highly absorbable forms of Magnesium that does not have laxative effect. Magnesium contributes to normal protein synthesis and a normal functioning nervous system. Magnesium deficiencies can hinder endurance in sports or fitness. Physical activity increases Magnesium requirements in order to maintain optimal exercise performance. Muscles have limited quantities of ATP (used to make energy) that need to be replenished during activity. Magnesium helps to recycle that ATP. Magnesium also helps with proper muscle relaxation and contraction. Magnesium doesn’t only regulate calcium in cells. It stimulates the production of calcitonin, the hormone responsible for inhibiting osteoclasts - cells that break bones down and it activates alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme that forms new calcium crystals in bones. Magnesium regulates key enzymes that convert the vitamin D into the active form that later can be used by the body (1,25OHD). No matter how much vitamin D you get from the sun or from your diet/supplements, insufficient magnesium may cause vitamin D deficiencies.
5mg of Zinc- It enables your body to produce muscle-building testosterone. It also promotes recovery from exercise, boosts fertility and increases your number of infection-fighting T-cells. Zinc is an important cofactor in HCL production - stomach acid which helps your body to break down, digest, and absorb nutrients.