For the average Joe, a multivitamin helps bridge the gap in the vitamins and minerals missing at mealtime. But for bodybuilders, a multivitamin can also help bridge the gap to their fitness goals. That's because their hardworking bodies need even more nutrients than the average, sedentary Joe. Why? Vitamins and minerals are the nutrient precursors necessary for the proteins, healthy fats, herbal compounds and other nutrients found in many of the other supplements you take. But we're not talking about the Flintstones vitamins you grew up on, we're talking about specifically designed blends of key vitamins, minerals and even antioxidants for hard-training athletes.
At first glance, it may appear that all multivitamins are created equal, chockfull of, well, a multitude of vitamins. But upon closer inspection, you'll see the differences in types, amounts and delivery systems. Some of the frontrunners in this category include Universal's Animal Pack, which has been on the market since 1984, ProSource's Super MegaMax and MHP's Activite Sport. Key differentiators include such ingredients as amino acids, antioxidants, such as lycopene and CoQ10, methionine-bound zinc, and botanicals, such as Ginkgo biloba, Echinacea, bilberry and horny goat weed.
Ensure your body is receiving the full spectrum of nutrients it needs, from vitamins A to K and beyond, with a daily powerhouse multivitamin.