Be Fit, Stay Healthy is a life slogan for Sports, athletes and body building people. There are number of aspects that should be considered. Along with exercise food is another aspect to improve the performance in sporting events. Food supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids can help to boost our performance. Vitamins are vital compounds that are essential for normal metabolic functions. They play important role in cell metabolism, acts a coenzyme for several enzyme reactions, Red Blood cell production and many more. As some vitamins cannot be synthesized by our body, they must be consumed through diet. Vitamins supplements are hugely used worldwide as they are important for a healthy lifestyle. They come in different forms; such as tablets, capsules, powders and liquid forms. Some forms of vitamin supplements are more effective and bio available. Powdered form is more suitable and bioavailable for Sports, athletes and body building group of peoples. They are not harmful for our body unless consumed under RDA. When buying a vitamin supplements we should search for GMP certified, non-GMO and nutrient form.
There are total 13 vitamins divided into water soluble and fat soluble vitamins. Water soluble vitamins are vitamin C, K and B-complex vitamins; they are not stored in our body and should replenish constantly as supplements. Each B-Complex vitamins have their individual and unique properties.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): water soluble vitamin helps in energy metabolism and converts carbohydrates into energy.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): water soluble vitamin helps to aid in body’s antioxidant systems and metabolism cycles.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): water soluble vitamin helps in removing toxins, maintains smooth muscles tone, very effective in reducing cholesterol, repairing DNA and helps in metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid): water soluble vitamin commonly known as Anti-stressing vitamin. It helps in fighting allergies and metabolizes fats, carbohydrates and proteins to release energy.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): water soluble and very important for athletes. It helps in building muscular tissue by releasing glycogen from muscles, hemoglobin synthesis, enhances immune function, and maintains blood sugar levels and energy metabolism.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin): water soluble vitamin helps in metabolic process , formation of fat, maintains steady blood sugar levels and transfers carbon dioxide found in the body.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid): water soluble vitamin important for RBC synthesis and effective oxygen transportation to surrounding body tissues.
Vitamin B12 (Various cobalamins): water soluble vitamin helps in production of RBC and healthy nerve cells and increases energy by metabolism of fat, carbohydrates and protein.
Vitamin A (Retinal Acetate, Retinal Palmitate, Beta carotene): Fat soluble vitamin helps in repairing the tissues caused by physical activity.
RDA: 2000 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): water soluble vitamin helps in synthesis of collagen, a protein that helps in synthesis and repairing of tendons, ligaments and blood tissues. It is one of the important antioxidant helps to maintain body from free radicals.
Vitamin E (Alpha tocopherol): fat soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant that protects from cellular damage, protects our body from free radicals caused during energy metabolism and physical activity.
Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol, Cholecalciferol): fat soluble vitamin helps in calcium and phosphorous absorption, maintains immune system and maintains bone metabolism.
Vitamin K: water soluble vitamin known as clotting vitamin. It helps in regulating normal blood clotting, prevents hardening of arteries there by reduces heart diseases.
Vitamins help in refueling, repairing and energizing our body. Powder forms of vitamins added with flavors are best suited for sports, athletes and body builders to re-energize your energy for a better performance.