Regardless of your age, regular exercise continues to be an important aspect of your physical and mental fitness. Every week, adults should strive to have 2.5-5 hours of moderate physical activity and 1.5-2.5 hours of vigorous physical activity (1). Coupled with healthy habits, like eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep, these choices set the foundation for a healthier body.
But in cases of dietary and physical activity limitations, you may want to consider vitamin and mineral supplements to support your fitness. Supplementation can provide targeted support, optimise the effects of your healthy choices, and set you on a path to good health. Here are some vitamins to consider for your customised vitamin plan.
Astaxanthin is a naturally-occurring carotenoid usually eaten by sea-based organisms, like salmon and shrimp. Being a carotenoid, it’s not surprising that astaxanthin has a distinct red-orange colour.
Studies suggest that astaxanthin can support general health and well-being. It is a crucial element in maintaining healthy blood lipids or blood fats, and supporting healthy immune system function.
Vitable harnesses astaxanthin’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities to support muscle performance, and endurance during exercise. Our supplement is made from a pure marine algae extract, ensuring maximum potency and absorption by the body.
Ashwagandha is a medicinal plant commonly used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for its restorative properties. It is known as an adaptogen or a substance that enhances the body’s ability to cope with stress. Moreover, the main chemical components of ashwagandha have been shown to help with sleep disorders and induce healthy sleep, a critical component of fitness and repair.
If you want to put together your own pack of customised vitamins, consider adding Vitable’s ashwagandha supplements. Our Ashwagandha formula is specially formulated to help the body adapt to stressful situations. It can reduce the harmful effects of stress, relieve sleeplessness, promote quality sleep, and enhance physical endurance.
As one of the body’s most abundant minerals, magnesium contributes to more than 300 biochemical processes critical to body functioning, including energy production, muscle contraction, and cardiovascular function. By serving as a cofactor for enzymes and breaking down glucose, magnesium produces energy which may help you through your workouts. Magnesium has also been shown to safely relieve muscle cramps and spasms (2).
Vitable’s bioavailable magnesium supplement, as part of your vitamin subscription, can promote muscle relaxation, reduce the occurrence of muscle cramps, and support energy levels.
Acetyl L carnitine is an amino acid or a building block for protein. The acetylated and bioavailable form of L-carnitine plays an important role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the powerhouse of your cells where they are oxidised and converted into energy. Your muscles also contain a high concentration of carnitine (3).
If you’re looking for customised vitamins for fitness, ALC is a great addition. Vitable’s ALC single-dose formula supports energy production, enhances muscle fuel-burning efficiency, and supports healthy cardiovascular system function during and after your workout.
Taking vitamins can enhance the effects of your healthy lifestyle choices, giving you energy to power through workouts and helping the body recover from physical exertion. Vitable Australia offers multivitamin packs for fitness, including astaxanthin, ashwagandha, magnesium, and acetyl L-carnitine. Through our vitamin subscription pack, you can have a personalised supplements based on your needs. We even have vitamin delivery covered!
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*Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamin and/or mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.