When you hear about
supplements and the importance of them for your sport/workouts, we tend
to hear mostly about Macro-nutrients. Macro-nutrients include
protein, fats, and carbs and are considered macro because of the large
amount that you intake.They are absolutely important and needed in the
correct amounts for every type of athlete, competitor, or average Joe.
However, lost in the focus on how many macros you should be
getting daily are the vitally important micro-nutrients. Micro-nutrients are
broken down into vitamins and minerals that your body does not need large
doses of, but are essential for health and performance. Most Americans
are deficient in at least one vitamin or mineral. Our typical American
diet is not nutrient rich and even if eating very clean can miss key
vitamins or minerals. A recent study in 2011 found that 90% of Americans
have nutrient deficiencies in their diet.
A multivitamin supplement can fill nutritional gaps and help
eliminate these deficiencies.This is important because these
micro-nutrients perform hundreds of functions in the body, including
converting food to energy.This makes them just as, if not more important
than the macro-nutrients.
CAN carries high quality multivitamins from Fuel Nutrition,
Klean Athlete, and Thorne Research. When buying your next stack of
product, make sure it includes a high quality multivitamin to fortify
your micro-nutrient needs.