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Everyone these days seems to still be looking for that magical fountain of youth. One of the many ways to achieve this goal is by focusing on proper nutrition, exercise, and taking vitamins and supplements.
You are a bodybuilder, a powerlifter. You are serious and committed. That's why you're here. Well your nutrition should reflect your lifestyle. Hardcore training requires hardcore supplementation. And Animal Pak is as hardcore as it gets.
This is the first article of my Bodybuilding Nutrition series, which is aimed at helping you get a better understanding of nutrition and how it affects our bodies. Today's topic: Vitamins - from A to K.
In this article I will focus mainly on the water-soluble vitamins. They distinguish themselves from the fat-soluble vitamins because they don't store well in the body. The downside to this is that they get depleted fast and deficiency can occur in a very short time. Luckily they are highly present in foods. They are also the best ones to supplement with as they have the most anabolic properties and a very high toxicity line. Read on!
The Fat-solubles differ from the watersolubles in their transport. They are usually found in the fatty substances of food and as such are taken in through the ingestion of these things. Without proper fat use and absorption you will not get enough of these vitamins. They have one key benefit, and that is there storage in the body. Learn about these to help you reach your goals.
ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula. It contains Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate plus Magnesium Aspartate and vitamin B-6, and is an all-natural product that has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes. Holy Mackeral!
Vitamins and minerals are necessary for virtually all reactions to occur in the body. Both are very important and details about why will follow in this article.
One thing that bodybuilders must consider is how and where to spend their supplement dollars. Learn how to not waste your money!
Find out what nutrients (protein, carbs, fat, calories, vitamins, minerals) are in the foods you eat! Search the database and find foods to fit your nutrition plan.
Without vitamins, nothing happens. Even if only one of these critical substances is deficient, a bodybuilder's progress can be disrupted without warning. Virtually every energy production or muscle growth process we rely on so heavily is dependent upon a vitamin. Learn more!
Vitamins are essential nutrients required in very small amounts for normal metabolism, growth and physical well being. Learn all about vitamins, why you need them, why some need more than others and how they can help you fight diseases!
These little trouble makers are produced naturally by the body as we obtain energy from our food in a process called oxidative phosphorylation.
When it was discovered, it was thought that the function of vitamin E in plants was strictly for reproductive purposes. Today, however, vitamin E is being termed a wonder vitamin due to its positive effects that are being seen in a vast number of health areas. Learn how it can help you and why you need more!
Of all the vitamins required for optimal health and muscle gain, the B-complex could be the most important as their effects are multifarious and specifically beneficial to bodybuilders. Learn why.
Is it possible that the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for certain vitamins such as E and C could be too low? Well to be frank, yes! But the question that needs to be asked is whether higher doses confer additional benefits?
I have collected a series of articles form various publications that collectively summarize many of the most current perspectives on supplementing antioxidants.
A lot has changed in the past 70 years, and as the popularity of Vitamin C continues to escalate, there seems to be more and more confusion regarding how much of it we should be taking. Read on to find out more about the amount and safety of Vitamin C.
The following are just a few of the more widely known vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements that are said to benefit the skin.
Don't fall for sensational headlines and slanted science about vitamin/mineral supplementation. Nothing short of your long-term health is at stake.
Vitamins and minerals are generally considered to be the most important aspect of maintaining optimal health. Learn why!
I've decided to focus on vitamins within food and other substances pertaining to what hippocrates calls the best medicine. Before getting on to the power of food, I would like to address an important concept known as synergism.
This article is meant to get you familiar with the various beneficial compounds that are present in food. Many of these compounds have yet to be considered actual nutrients and are commonly unknown by most people.
We're always told to take our vitamins and more often than not, the first vitamin that comes to mind is vitamin C. The term 'C complex' now has meaning and value. I'm hoping that this article will be the first in a series about common vitamins and uncommon knowledge.
Sometimes the recommended daily allowance is just one version of the story. As the chorus of voices demanding a higher RDA of vitamin D grows, it’s up to you to make sure you’re not putting your health at risk!
While Vitamins and Minerals are essential to your diet, it is nice to know what a serious deficiency and large excess of each can do to your mental and physical health! Learn more.
According to research, a few months of consuming more antioxidants in the form of colorful fruits and vegetables and potentially supplementing with an antioxidant compound may reduce incidence of infection, quicken recovery and enhance daily performance.
Below are some of nature's super foods, multivitamins as they are made in nature. In there natural form they are a lot easier for the body to recognize, digest and assimilate.
If you want to build muscle tissue and strength, you probably pay close attention to your training regimen, supplements, and pack your diet with foods that promote a strong body. But, have you thought about your vitamin D intake?
If you've ever sat in a drug store staring at rows of multivitamins trying to figure out which one you should get, you aren't alone. Many people choose multivitamins for a little added health insurance or the promise of more energy. Find out more...
Yes, our days are busy, but if you are fatigued all the time, it may not be your busy schedule that's sapping your energy. You may be dealing with an iron deficiency. Find out how iron helps fight fatigue.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to our survival. Even a small deficit of a key vitamin or mineral can be enough to get your whole body out of whack.
Recovery and repair of tissues require a host of vitamins and minerals that participate in synthesis of new cells... Here is a list of those that have been shown to help. Read on to learn more...
Vitamins and minerals, widely used by athletes and the general population are useful... Learn about types of vitamins and minerals and what they be used for right here.
A regular multivitamin is a dietary backup, and a chance to make up the occasional nutrient gap. Discover how to recognize the correct muscle-building micronutrient profile to help build more muscle. Learn more.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has recently garnered much media attention. The difficulty with Vitamin D is that it is naturally present in very few foods. Learn more...
Nick Nilsson's quick tips will help you get the results you are looking for from your training no matter what your goal.
While there is evidence that excessive uv exposure is a risk for skin cancer, there is an equal risk in a lack of exposure. Are you getting enough sunlight? Learn about the many benefits of Vitamin D, the nutrient from the sun!
The best way to ensure you receive more of what you need to stay healthy is through proper supplementation. Here's the latest on why vitamins are so important; includes a great guideline to support your efforts. Learn more.
No other vitamin seems to have so many favorable effects on the body than this incredible pill. Vitamin C is not readily stored in your body and therefore needs to be replenished on a daily basis. I think the other important reason to supplement with extra vitamin C is because most people don't get enough in their daily diet. Written by Rick Schaff.
Supplement ads are everywhere! But the one that you need is rarely seen - a multivitamin and mineral. Read on to discover why you need a great performance multivitamin to achieve your health and fitness goals!
Whether you want to lose fat or build muscle - or both - an active lifestyle means you need Vitamin C! And a lot of it! Learn more about how to get enough vitamin C to succeed at your goals below!
Right along with making sure you're getting a good vitamin intake, you also need to make sure you're looking at the mineral status of your diet. Here are the 6 main minerals that you should be thinking about.
Here are the main vitamins you should be concerned with and what to add to your diet to make sure you're getting enough. Learn more.
An article recently published in Readers Digest attacked the use of a daily multivitamin-mineral supplement. Find out what Shannon Clark has to say in her defense for vitamin truths!
What is the importance of proper vitamin and mineral supplementation? Vitamins play a key role in bodily functions. In addition, vitamins support the immune system, nervous system, contribute to growth, etc... Learn more.
Multivitamin and mineral supplements are perhaps the most important single supplement that can be consumed by bodybuilders and athletes. For the human body to perform at its maximum potential, it must be fed a vast and complex array of vital nutrients. Learn more.
n addition to being involved in the Krebs cycle of energy production, Vitamin B5 is involved in the production of red blood cells and adrenal hormones. The body converts it to a catalyst called coenzyme A. This catalyst is very critical to energy production in the body. Vitamin B5 works with the other B vitamins to help in the ATP making process. See what else it does!
Vitamin A is fat-soluble, stored in body fat. Although not necessary to intake every day, Vitamin A is vital to the body. 90% of it is stored in liver. See how it works and why you need it.
There are numerous benefits that can be attributed to Vitamin C, including strengthening of bones and connective tissue, aiding in the healing of wounds, and increasing the performance of the immune system. Perhaps one of Vitamin C’s best attributes is its amazing anti-oxidant ability. You'll be amazed when you finish this article at how much Vitamin C will help your workouts.
Vitamin E, along with Vitamin A is an incredibly powerful antioxidant. It is fat-soluble and produces the superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful free radical eliminator. Learn more about this amazing vitamin!
2009 BodySpace Model Search winner Sean Harley brings you this week's Video Tip of the Week. Get Sean's suggestion for putting together a basic beginners supplement stack that will get you on your way to achieving your fitness goals.
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*