Multivitamins benefit bodybuilders.
Many experts say that multivitamins are not necessary if you eat a balanced diet. But multivitamins are useful if you are not a nutritional expert. Bodybuilders should use a multivitamin. They help with unknown deficiencies. It is possible to have a deficiency you don’t know about.
Increased muscle gains:This is possible when an unknown deficiency was helped by the multivitamin.
Bodybuilding. Let’s consider reasons to take a daily multivitamin. What are the best arguments for multivitamin use in people engaged in strength training? First, people who are exercising have higher nutritional demands than less active people.
Knowledge about nutrition. Just because people are interested in fitness does not mean they know all the important stuff about nutrition. Some of us may have previous medical problems that could make the situation more confusing.
Unknown deficiencies. For bodybuilders the multivitamin will help cover for any unknown deficiencies in their diet—or even health problems they don’t realize they have. It is hard to say what problems are not diagnosed.
If we drink protein shakes or eat a special diet, multivitamins are more important—the diet is non-standard and may be unbalanced
Strength and muscle. A vitamin or mineral deficiency greatly impacts the rate at which a person builds strength and muscle. For example, zinc deficiency has been proven to decrease muscle strength in Zimbabwean schoolchildren.
Tip:By taking a multivitamin, it becomes very unlikely you will have the same problem.
Diet. What about the other side of the debate, which is that people don’t need multivitamins? This side thinks that people should eat a nutritionally balanced diet and then no vitamins will be deficient.
Check out the story below for another reason why bodybuilders should use multivitamins.
Story; Some years ago I had begun my bodybuilding workouts. I was training every other day, reliably for once. In the summer of 2005 I had gained weight from a couple years of laziness as college ended.
Strangely, my workouts seemed not to be going well. I kept losing weight erratically. And I was not gaining as much muscle as I wanted. I thought perhaps my diet was inadequate, and this was part of it.
I kept taking a multivitamin—Centrum Complete—once a day. I used the entire bottle of 300 tablets.
I visited my doctor near the end of that coastal summer. And in the blood work I had done, I found that I was anemic. I had iron deficiency anemia. This was despite the multivitamin I had been taking. My anemia would have been much worse. And I would have been in even worse condition had I not taken the multivitamin each day.
Human bodies are complex. They may have deficiencies we do not know about. And this does not only apply to people living in Zimbabwe or poor countries. It applies to all of us, all human beings.
The story shows that visiting a doctor is sometimes beneficial. It can uncover hidden health problems.
A multivitamin each day gives you more peace of mind. It will prevent some conditions that decrease your strength training effectiveness. As an inexpensive supplement, a multivitamin will help keep you focused on your training.