The scientific data measuring how nutrition can improve athletic performance is extensive. The right vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and even caffeine can give your workout an edge.Starting at $79.00
In this section, we'll focus on a specific area of interest for athletic performance: vitamins and minerals within the context of physical exercise. We’re providing links to blog posts for related topics further down on this page, too. Let’s begin.
Vitamins and minerals are essential for various metabolic processes throughout the body. When it comes to exercise and athletic performance, they regulate many chemical reactions such as energy metabolism, oxygen transfer, and tissue repair. Some athletes have increased nutrient requirements if they have excessive losses in their sweat or urine.
Sports medicine and advanced dietetics have long focused on how to achieve and maintain peak levels of performance for college, semi-pro, and professional athletes. Findings there and from the broader spectrum of nutritional science paint a helpful picture for anyone pursuing well-being and fitness through sustained physical activity.
The pursuit of physical fitness is not a fad. For some, high-intensity training and endurance performance is a measure of achievement that’s core to their well-being. Still, many more others pursue more moderate levels of exercise training for their overall health care and maintenance of body weight. Runners, cyclists, and gym members participating in aerobic exercise, swimming, or weight training all make up the fitness universe.
For athletes of all levels, certain nutrients are commonly lost during exercise. If you’re physically active, be particularly diligent to ensure you’re getting adequate amounts of B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Iron, Calcium, and electrolytes.
Here's a short summary of the vitamins and minerals that are important for those seeking to improve their physical performance and are keeping a balanced diet in their sights. (You can read our complete blog article on this topic HERE).
Dietary supplements can help ensure energy production and avoid the depletion of core nutrients. As always, consult your doctor or dietitian about your exercise plans and consider supplements as part of your nutrition regimen when appropriate.
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