Vita JYM Multivitamin , 60 Tablets
The Science of Vita Jym
Research suggests that athletes and those who exercise intensely lose many critical vitamins and minerals from training, particularly B vitamins, vitamin C, chromium, selenium, iron, and copper. This is due to a variety of factors, including the loss of minerals in sweat and urine, their increased use for energy production during workouts, and their increased use for recovery and protein synthesis after workouts. Therefore, it's very beneficial that you get at least the Reference Intake (RI) for most minerals, and get far more than these recommendations for most of the vitamins and specific minerals for optimal performance and physique changes.
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Many multivitamins sold today actually include minerals that you don't want in a multi. These minerals can inhibit the uptake of important nutrients, like amino acids, as well as other critical minerals.
The first mineral you don't want in your multi is zinc. Zinc can inhibit the uptake of amino acids! Since it is important to take a multivitamin with a meal, such as breakfast, a multivitamin that includes zinc could interfere with your body's ability to utilize the amino acids in the protein you consumed at breakfast.
Calcium is another big problem in multivitamin supplements. Calcium interferes with iron and manganese absorption. Unfortunately, calcium is in 99.99% of the multivitamins for sale.
Then there's magnesium, which is also found in most multivitamins. It interferes with manganese and calcium absorption. Both calcium and magnesium should be completely absent from your multivitamin, and they should be taken at a separate time of day.
Phosphorus is the fourth mineral you don't want in your multi. The typical American diet is already rich in phosphorus. Having it in your multivitamin could actually raise phosphorus levels too high. This is problematic because high phosphorous can prevent the conversion of vitamin D to its active form, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, in the kidneys. Since this form is the most powerful form of vitamin D and provides the majority of benefits, poor conversion can have negative consequences on bone health and vitamin D's other key benefits.
Vitamins and Minerals That Are MIA
One common vitamin on the MIA list is vitamin K. Recent research suggests that far more people are deficient in vitamin K than originally believed. Research suggests that supplementing with vitamin K2 provides a host of health benefits.
Another common missing or under-dosed micronutrient is iodine, which is critical for maintaining healthy thyroid function. Since most of the earth's iodine is found in oceans, iodine deficiency is an important health problem throughout the world. With the wrongful demonization of salt/sodium, few people salt their food today, and many restaurants use far less salt in their dishes. The problem with this is that table salt is iodized to prevent iodine deficiencies. Research suggests that diets that exclude iodized salt, fish, and seaweed have been found to contain very little iodine. In fact, studies suggest that iodine intakes have declined in the U.S., Switzerland, and New Zealand. If your multi doesn't deliver iodine at 100% of the DV or RDA, it's a problem.
The B vitamins are another problem. You will see them listed on most multivitamins, but the doses are often far too small to offer hard-training individuals any benefit. Any athlete or individual who trains hard should be getting 100 mg of most of the B vitamins, excluding the ones taken in mcg doses.
Other minerals that are also often grossly under-dosed in multis include selenium, molybdenum, and manganese. These minerals and vitamins should be included at a dose that provides at least 100% of the RI for them.
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Directions For Vita JYM Multivitamin: Take one serving (2 tablets) daily with a meal such as breakfast.
Warnings: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet or a healthy lifestyle. Consult a physician prior to using this or any supplement or if you have any medical conditions, and/or are taking any prescriptions, or OTC medications. Do not use if you are pregnant or lactating. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, NOT FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose call a doctor or poison control center immediately. Long term intake (100mg vitamin B6) may lead to mild tingling and numbness. Store in a cool, dry place.