Vitamins Supplement

Vitamin D ? Vitamin D is necessary in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus. If adequate stores of Calcium are not available in the muscle, full and hard muscular contractions will not be achieved. ? Quick, powerful muscular contractions are provided by Phosphorus. Phosphorus is also required for the synthesis of ATP. ? Dietary sources: No-fat or low fat MILK. ---SHELCAL -250 (calcium carbonate 625 mg from organic source (oyster shell ) equiv to elemental calcium 250 mg vit D3 125 iu) Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) ? The only vitamin directly tied to protein intake. The greater protein consumption, the greater amount of vitamin B6 you need. ? Vitamin B6 makes it possible for protein metabolism, growth and carbohydrate utilization to take place. ? Dietary sources: Avocados, nuts, liver, chicken, fish, green beans, field salad, wheat germ, nutritional yeast, sea vegetables, and bananas are particularly good food sources. -Blood builder obalamin (vitamin B12) ? Carbohydrate metabolism and maintenance of nervous system tissue (spinal cord, nerves that carry signals from the brain to muscle tissue). ? The stimulation of muscles via the nerve cells is a critical step in the contraction, coordination, and growth of muscles. ? B12 is only available from foods of animal origin (beef, chicken, fish, pork, etc.) -Blood builder Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) ? Enhances recovery and growth in muscle cells. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant. ? Involved in the formation of Collagen, the primary constituent in connective tissue (connective tissue holds your bones and muscles together). As you lift heavier weights, you put more stress on your structure. If your connective tissue is not as strong as it should be you have a much higher risk of injury. ? Helps in the absorption of Iron. With an Iron deficiency, the amount of oxygen that gets bonded to hemoglobin in the blood decreases and muscular performance is greatly reduced. ? Diffuses very rapidly in water. Since a muscle cell is mostly water, the more muscular an athlete becomes, the more vitamin C disperses and the lower the concentration of this critical substance becomes in body tissues. So vitamin C requirements are greatly increased for bodybuilders. ? Finally: Vitamin C assists in the formation and release of steroid hormones,

including the anabolic hormone testosterone. ? Dietary sources: The largest sources of vitamin C are present in citrus fruits and fruit juices. .

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