Vitamins and Workouts
Vitamins and Workouts
Vitamins are important nutrients with a diversity of roles in the human body. These nutrients are needed for the maximum physical function daily and in any workout function. Vitamins have a vital role to play in the production of energy in the body and this fact alone generates interest to many observers who are interested in ways of optimizing work or exercise performance (Sebrell, 2014). Additionally, since exercising leads to increased production of energy by the body, it turns out to have an increased need for vitamin for those who are engaged in the physically demand rigorous training. Moreover, proving the fact that vitamins are important, and cannot be produced by the body but is required on the regular basis suggest that more is better since a little is better since most of it is lost during such activities. Different forms of vitamins have different absorption rates by the body. One type tends to be less or more effective than others.
Vitamins exist naturally in the different foods we eat but also can be found in the form of medical supplements found in pharmacies. Vitamins exist as fat-soluble or water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are the that are usually ingested and transported by the body together with the lipids. Their functions are greatly independent of the production of energy. Apart from Vitamin K, the other fat-soluble vitamins are generally kept in larger quantities as compared to water-soluble vitamins (Kono, 2015). In fact, most water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and the B complex vitamins are usually stored in the body in small amounts and retained for shorter periods of time. They are required during hematopoiesis or in energy production. However, when the blood levels of water-soluble vitamins become greater than the renal threshold, they are usually removed in the form of urine (Chawla, 2014).
Antioxidants vitamins such as Vitamin C and E have an important function of cleaning up any cellular damage that occurs during the exercise activity. They also clean free radicals that result from the exercising activity by protecting the body cells against them. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that plays a big role in ensuring better cholesterol levels in the body is maintained, improved vision and a hormonal balance (Mock, 2017). A combination of vitamin C and vitamin E are required for an efficient minimization of the free radial damage that occurs during exercise activities. Antioxidants vitamins also play are significant role in preventing heart disease and cancer. The major sources of antioxidants vitamins include the common vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, seeds and nuts. Antioxidants vitamins work well when taken together with spices to improve exercise performance, fitness gains and bolster general health of an individual (Mason, 2016).
Vitamins play a significant role in controlling chemical reactions within the body during the processes that convert food to energy. Water-soluble vitamins B complex are very vital when it comes to body metabolism, energy production and healing. They increase the energy levels required by the body during a physical exercise ensuing to a maximum result. A combination of the B complex vitamins is also required for better digestion, nervous activity and functions. A deficit of a combination of the B complex vitamins has shown to have subjective symptoms such as irritability, loss of efficiency during normal activities, loss of ambition and fatigue.
Fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins K, E, D and A have a tendency to be stored longer in the body and are found in enough quantities through taking a balanced diet. Vitamin A is a necessity for a healthy immune system, skin, better vision and better tooth and bone growth. Vitamin D is a necessary requirement for the calcium metabolism in the muscles which enhances energy production. This is also vital since the flow of calcium between the cells is a requirement of the muscle contraction during exercises. Vitamin K is a less common vitamin but plays a larger role tighter with zinc. Vitamin K has the role of strengthening the teeth, cartilage and the bones providing efficiency during exercise. Zinc is needed to improve the immune system shoring up the body to be healthy.
It is recommended that for the individuals that exercise to take a regular multivitamin. A high supply of multivitamin ensures that there is constant availability of the required nutrients that are necessary for physical performance and efficiency. The source of the multivitamins is also essentials as the better absorption of the vitamin the better. Vitamins also work better essential fatty acids and amino acids to provide an effective diet for exercising which enables better performance and effective physical performance. A vitamin compound which is usually made up of a combination of different vitamins is an effective way of acquiring vitamins since digestion may not result in getting the necessary vitamins. These vitamins are vital in workouts and complement the digestive system by fueling the body, a necessity for exercise (Joy, 2015).
Vitamins are essential dietary needs when exercising or doing a physical task. Different vitamin plays a different function in the body and it is only reasonable that each one of them is required for a specific need. Vitamins provide the necessary energy and other requirements by the body during a physical exercise which is largely energy production. Through direct energy production and indirect ways such as calcium metabolism and general health, vitamins are essential for exercising activities.
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