Sports & fitness
People who exercise frequently or take part in competitive sports have an increased need for macro- and micronutrients. This should be taken into account in addition to the need for a sufficient intake of fluid. An adequate supply of micronutrients is also important for optimal performance and regeneration.
All vitamins of the B-complex are involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Vitamins B1, B2, niacin, B5, B6 and B7 contribute to the normal energy metabolism of our cells. A sufficient supply of B vitamins is essential for the smooth functioning of energy metabolism.
Calcium, magnesium, and potassium are minerals that are important for muscle contraction and nerve conduction. Because of increased sweat production, exercise can lead to a loss of minerals. Sufficient intake of minerals before and after physical exertion should be ensured.
Intense exercise can lead to oxidative stress as a result of an increased formation of free radicals. To protect the body from oxidative stress, a sufficient supply of antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E is of great importance.