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Multivitamins for Men and Women are recommended for every athlete and the majority of adults. Athletes need multivitamins because of their increased metabolic demand. It is important to take a multivitamin that has the nutrients in their proper forms so that they can be absorbed.
You need to consider your total nutrient intake to be a combination of diet and supplements. Supplements are just that, a supplement to an already nutrient dense diet. Micronutrients should not just be obtained from a multivitamin.
It is very important to take a high quality multivitamin that contains nutrients in the right form, which would be absorbable forms in a dosage that matters.
When looking at the label on Triton Nutrition's Basic MultiPro for Men, you see that the minerals are listed. The way humans are designed to absorb minerals is in the form of plants. Plants that pull minerals out of the ground and then we eat the plants. Cheap Multivitamins are nothing more than crushed up rocks and dirt and are bodies were not designed to absorb nutrients that way. When plants pull the minerals out of the ground, they actually couple them with an amino acid. This is called chelation. TRAACS minerals, which are used in both the Basic MultiPro for Men and in the Basic MultiPro for Women, is a real amino acid chelate system. So, this puts the minerals in the most absorbable form. This means when you swallow the multivitamin, it is actually absorbed and enters your blood system.
For example, when looking at B Vitamins, not all B Vitamins forms are created the same. So Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine, can come in the form Pyridoxine HCl , which is very cheap and you can find this in cheap multivitamins. This form is very difficult to absorb. The form of B6 called Pyridoxine 5'-Phosphate is a superior form and is easily absorbed. This is located in Triton Nutrition's Multipro.
Another example is Vitamin B2, Riboflavin. The form of Riboflavin called Riboflavin HCl is cheap, but very difficult to absorb. Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate is the superior form, which is readily absorbed by your body.
So you see, these are two examples of superior forms of nutrients and why spending money on inexpensive multivitamins is a waste because they are not being absorbed properly. It is very important to take a superior, high quality multivitamin that contains nutrients in forms that can be absorbed by your body.
You can learn about Spectracell Micronutrient Testing that allows you to identify your micro-nutrient deficiencies at Triton Nutrition.
Triton Nutrition offers many Multivitamin supplements to suit your needs. They offer specific multivitamins for males and females or for those who may prefer a liquid form. If you are an athlete, there are multivitamins specifically for you.
by Robert Seik, PharmD