Why Vitamins Are Essential in Strength Training

Everyone thinks of vitamins as an energy booster, but their virtues go well beyond this function, whether you want to take mass or dry , they are indispensable. Here’s why :

Vitamins of allies for mass

Roles of vitamins

The vitamins are the elements from which all enzymatic reactions, hormonal, physiological and biological are possible. They act as a catalyst. Some will allow a normal metabolism of nutrients (assimilation), others are essential to the manufacture of hormones, muscles, skeleton (much more than the calcium supported by the dairy industry), skin, integuments etc …

Vitamin A: It is essential for a good vision and for the functioning of the immune system (the one that allows your muscles to grow by healing the mico tears induced by the training).

Vitamin B 1: It allows the production of energy and nerve impulses.

Vitamin B2: Mainly antioxidant

Vitamin B3: It makes it possible to manufacture hormones and neurotansmitters.

Vitamin B5: Synthesis of hemoglobin and nerve impulses.

Vitamin B6: Indispensable for the synthesis of proteins, hemoglobin, neurotransmitters.

Vitamin B9: DNA and RNA Maintenance

Vitamin B12: Supports the metablism of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, intervenes in the formation of red blood cells, maintaining the normal genetic code of the cells.

Vitamin C: Works in the healthy connective tissues (tendons, collagen, skin), iron assimilation, synthesis of noreadrenaline, antioxidant, support of the immune system.

Vitamin D: fixes calcium on the skeleton, synthesis of testosterone, modulates immunity, regulates blood pressure, anti-inflammatory action.

Vitamin E: Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, intervenes in the synthesis of testosterone.

Vitamin K: Anti-coagulant, strengthens the bones, allows cell growth.

As you can see: without vitamins, there is no life possible , a deficiency is often in sportsmen a cause of stagnation or even rapid regression.

Increased need for sportsmen and sportswomen

Athletes, especially sportsmen and women , have an increased need for vitamins because their metabolism works faster, oxygen transport is faster, hormonal requirements are higher and the immune system is more heavily used. To maintain normal physiological functions, the body of an athlete will need more “catalysts” and hence vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Inputs doubled compared to a sedentary person are commonly accepted. Exceeding this threshold for water-soluble vitamins (B, C) is not a problem because they will be evacuated by the urinary system quickly; It is quite different for fat-soluble vitamins that can over-store in fat and stay in the body for a long time. An overdose of fat-soluble vitamins can lead to disorders as deleterious as a deficiency (a destruction of the liver is possible with overdoses of vitamin A). Therefore, always prefer vitamin / mineral / trace element complexes already prepared for vitamin supplementation by vitamin. Indeed, some vitamins like vitamin C recycle vitamin E thus decreasing the needs. Unless you are a biochemist, let the professionals calculate the ratios between the different vitamins. An overdose of fat-soluble vitamins can lead to disorders as deleterious as a deficiency (a destruction of the liver is possible with overdoses of vitamin A). Therefore, always prefer vitamin / mineral / trace element complexes already prepared for vitamin supplementation by vitamin. Indeed, some vitamins like vitamin C recycle vitamin E thus decreasing the needs. Unless you are a biochemist, let the professionals calculate the ratios between the different vitamins. An overdose of fat-soluble vitamins can lead to disorders as deleterious as a deficiency (a destruction of the liver is possible with overdoses of vitamin A). Therefore, always prefer vitamin / mineral / trace element complexes already prepared for vitamin supplementation by vitamin. Indeed, some vitamins like vitamin C recycle vitamin E thus decreasing the needs. Unless you are a biochemist, let the professionals calculate the ratios between the different vitamins.

Increasingly Poor Foods

Intensive agriculture, like any drift, has upset the nutritional intakes of the food we consume. In fact, the quantities of vitamins, minerals and trace elements contained in vegetables, cereals and fruits have gradually become impoverished. A recent study has shown that between 1950 and today fruits and vegetables have lost between 100 and 10000% of the nutrients they contained. For example, in an amount of vitamin C, an apple from 1950 is equivalent to 100 apples today … Even red meat would have lost half of the iron contained in 50 years … At the sight of this study that dares to pose the real problems , Anti-dietary supplements should be worried (and not only in the sporting environment) because far beyond the performance aspect,

My advice is that if you were to take only one supplement to help you in the practice of bodybuilding it would be a complex of vitamins. Without vitamins B6, B12 and B3, you can eat as many proteins as you like, you will not assimilate them!

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