Are you deceived by the notion that a balanced diet or single multi vitamin tablet can provide sufficient vitamins to meet the demands of intense exercise? After all you tried a mega vitamin pack once and really didn't feel much different. So your conservative family doctor and friendly dietitian were right, you don't need additional vitamins and minerals. WRONG!Your goal is to build a better body
Not to maintain the status quo. Everybody's vitamin needs are different. Hard training athletes have a much greater need for vitamins and minerals, just as they do for protein and carbohydrates. We place a lot of emphasis on getting enough protein and carbohydrates to meet the nutrient demands of building a better body. But the fact remains, getting the right amounts of vitamins and minerals is at least equal in importance to protein and carbohydrates.Give it some time
The keys to building a better body are really simple: Training and Nutrition. We all experiment with our training, trying to find the perfect workout. We do the same thing with our nutrition, always looking for a new supplement that will immediately boost our gains. However, a vitamin/mineral supplement is not a one hit performance booster. Vitamins are the co-factors for all of your body's metabolic processes. They are vital elements of structures and functions in the body that take a long time to develop to their full capacity. Some metabolic processes like the turnover of blood cells and muscle cells take three to six months. You've got to give these new cells time to grow in the improved nutrient environment provided by a full complement of vitamins and minerals.Engineered for success
Your body is engineered for success. You can change it to match your dreams. But, forget the quick-fix. Vitamins are a key ingredient to your long term success. You must use them every day in optimum amounts, train consistently, feed your body the proper ratios of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats), week in - week out, and gradually you will achieve all of your bodybuilding goals.How they work
Michael Colgan, in his straight to the point book, Optimum Sports Nutrition, states, "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 any one of the holes is left unfilled, then growth, development, and function of your body is impaired, and performance cannot be optimal."
Earl Mindell, author of the Vitamin Bible, puts it another way, "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 is dependent on meeting your unique vitamin/mineral requirements on a day to-day basis. So keep all cylinders pumping!Fail-safe vitamin supplementation
For fail-safe vitamin/mineral supplementation we personally use and recommend the Super-Pak from Beverly International. It's easy to use and ensures that we provide our body the optimum micro-nutrient environment for growth.So why exactly did we choose the Super Pak as our personal vitamin/mineral supplement?
When and how to take supplements
- The Super-Pak contains all our vitamin needs in one packet, taking it once daily is much easier than opening multiple bottles (you would have to take at least ten different supplements to equal one Super-Pak) or taking individual tablets with each meal.
- The Super-Pak is formulated to provide a gradual release of the water soluble B-Complex and C vitamins over a prolonged period of time. This provides optimum effectiveness, minimal excretory loss, and stable blood levels all during the day and night.
- Hydrolyzed protein chelated minerals provide three to ten times greater assimilation than non chelated ones.
- Mega potency B-Complex. These are the vitamins most closely associated with muscle growth.
- The antioxidant nutrients C, E, and Selenium are present in potencies that reduce the free radical barriers to muscle recuperation, repair and growth. Check this out: 1000 I.U. of Vitamin E and over 2000 mg. Vitamin C and Bioflavonoid Complex per packet.
Using the Beverly International Super Pak gives an easy answer to a difficult question. The human body works on a 24 hour cycle. Your cells do not go to sleep when you do, they need nutrients continuously. The Super-Pak's comprehensive, automatic delivery system provides a nutrient rich cellular environment all day and all night. Simply take your Super Pak after your largest meal of the day. You don't have to worry about spacing your supplements throughout the day or taking the right combinations for maximum absorption. The Super-Pak's sophisticated formulation procedure takes care of all the work and worry for you.