How Multis Help Your Performance

How Multis Help Your Performance You're well aware that the protein needs of hard-training adults exceed those of less active people. That's why you look forward to that whey protein shake following every workout. But following this logic, are you making sure you're getting enough of the micronutrients? A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism shows how important vitamins and minerals can be.

Before the beginning of the 2008/2009 college rowing season, 165 female athletes were screened for iron status. 30% were found to be healthy but iron depleted. Compared to rowers with normal levels of iron, the depleted athletes completed a 2 kilometer simulated race an average of 21 seconds slower.

True Strength Moment: When you're competing at a higher level, every little thing matters. That's why knowledgeable athletes try to consume a gram of protein per pound of body weight each day, about twice as many slow-burning complex carbohydrates along with a high-potency multivitamin to help keep pace with vitamin and mineral needs. It could make the winning difference. For insight into rehydration and glycogen replenishment, see today's Performance Blog at
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