Do you need multivitamin supplements to help you in your daily activities? It’s always been a tricky question to address, further complicated by the fact that the stores are crowded with an ever-increasing range of vitamin supplements that claim to help you with everything from losing weight to sleeping better.
In its most basic form, multivitamins are formulated to bring your daily nutritional intake up to recommended levels for optimal health. They do not make up for bad eating habits though, and no one can live with vitamin supplements alone. How they help is by working in tandem with your food intake, and require regular, appropriate meals to metabolise into your body.
It’s often noted that in our fast-moving society, the food that we eat while on the go do not necessarily include all the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function at their best. This is where multivitamins come in to provide a lift, but you’re probably already aware that not all supplements are the same, which is why there are so many varieties available.
While regular multivitamins are typically meant for urban dwellers with hectic lifestyles that require quick thinking for long days at the desk, active sportspeople can benefit from having something that is geared towards improving energy production and post-exercise recovery.
Blackmores recently launched their new multivitamin, Exercise Multi, specially formulated for active sportspeople and is what we feel constitutes a great single supplement. With ingredients that are chosen to not just get you through the workday but also improve immune health and energy release for sport, it’s one for the busy career person that is also highly passionate about staying active and engaging in sports.
There are multivitamins specially tailored for almost every type of lifestyle, and Blackmores Exercise Multi aims to plug a gap that has long been left open.
Formulated with herbs and nutrients that are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the new Blackmores Exercise Multi provides a therapeutic dose of Siberian ginseng, along with energy-boosting B vitamins and branched-chain amino acids.
Siberian ginseng helps the body respond to stress and acts to regulate the manufacture and secretions of the adrenal hormones. By far the biggest benefit of Siberian ginseng though is its ability to increase energy. The primary glands for secreting energising hormones and enzymes in the body are the adrenals, and Siberian ginseng works to stimulate these enzymes.
Exercise Multi is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, and the product is targeted especially for long distance runners and endurance athletes that would benefit from a sustained energy release. The activated B vitamins in Exercise Multi are body-ready, meaning that they do not require conversion by the body to provide energy for cells during fat and protein metabolism.
The immune systems of long-distance athletes typically also benefit from the additional boost that Exercise Multi provides, as frequent strenuous physical training does weaken the body’s ability to fight off infections and minor ailments like colds and the flu.
For running enthusiasts that cover a reasonable distance every week, Blackmores Exercise Multi would make a convenient all-in-one replacement for your standard multivitamin as it combines the effects of a regular supplement with nutrients that optimise energy release and supports efficient metabolism.
Blackmores Exercise Multi retails for S$53 for a bottle of 60 tablets. Find out more at Blackmores eshopand look for it in stores now at Watsons, Mustafa, OG and Blackmores Flagship Store (Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-111).