Ultimately, sculpting a lean, muscular body is not hard – you have to focus on your Training and your Nutrition. Most, if not all, of us, like to try new workout ideas – this new routine, that new technique and we do the same thing with nutrition – low carb, high protein, low fat and so on. The hardcore among us takes the same approach about our supplements, trying that new supplement sounds really good. There is one critical supplement that tends to get overlooked in the shadows of all the latest and greatest - a quality vitamin/mineral formula. They are not flashy to be sure but they are one of the most important supplements you can take. Here’s why: Vitamins are co-factors that directly affect your body's process of metabolism. Vitamins play a key role in bodily functions that can require time to complete, such as the turnover of muscle and blood cells which typically take up to six months. Two respected nutrition authors have this to say about the importance of vitamin supplementation:
Earl Mindell, the author of the classic Vitamin Bible, says, "If you think of the body as an automobile's combustion engine and vitamins as spark plugs, you have a fairly good idea of how these amazing minute food substances work for us. Vitamins are components of our enzyme systems which, acting like spark plugs, energize and regulate our metabolism, keeping us tuned up and functioning at high performance." Your body's performance, growth, and development over the long term are dependent on meeting your unique vitamin/mineral requirements on a day-to-day basis. So keep all cylinders pumping!
Michael Colgan, in his book, Optimum Sports Nutrition, says, "Vitamins are building materials, precise nuts and bolts that fit exactly into pre-drilled holes. The number and size of the holes are as individual as your fingerprints. If anyone of the holes is left unfilled, then growth, development, and function of your body is impaired, and performance cannot be optimal."
Taking this a step further, as an athlete your needs are greater due to the demands you place on your body. You simply require more than a basic balanced diet or one-a-day vitamin.
Vitamin needs vary on an individual basis according to the demands we face. Hectic, busy lifestyles, high-stress lifestyles, and intense exercise programs – a form of stress - increase the need for quality vitamins and minerals, just as they increase the need for properly timed quality calories. The timing of protein and carbohydrates is key to our success and we all plan for it but taking the right amounts of vitamins and minerals is as important, yet most of us fail to even consider this as part of our overall program.
With the amount of effort we put into our goals, this is a mistake. Vitamins are a primary aspect of nutritional success. Like well-timed quality calories, you must ingest them every day in the right ratios.
So what’s a good choice for a quality vitamin/mineral product? TheSuper-Pak by Beverly International. The Super-Pak includes all your vitamin requirements in one easy to use packet that you just take once per day with a meal. To ingest the same amount of nutrients from traditional vitamin formulas, you’d have to take ten individual products to equal one Super-Pak.
The Super-Pak includes time-release B-Complex and C vitamins, providing maximum effectiveness of the typically fast release and disposal of these water-soluble nutrients. The B complex has a key role in muscle growth as well as energy and stress control. Vitamin C plays an important part in the recovery process as well as being an important anti-oxidant.
Super-Pak uses chelated minerals – many of which directly impact muscle contraction (magnesium) and testosterone production (zinc).
The thing is, our body operates on a 24-hour cycle. Your cells need nutrients on a constant basis – this is as true of vitamins as it is of protein. The Super-Pak provides complete nutrient delivery that creates the proper nutrient environment – all day long.The Super-Pak – let the Pak meet your nutrient needs!