Evidence-based sports drinks and food supplements for sportsmen and athletes in different disciplines
|Vitamins and Minerals|
|Ascorbic acid (vit C), Betatene 10%, Nicotinamide (vit B3), Alpha tocopherol acetate (vit E), Biotin 2%, Calcium pantothenate (vit B5), Pyridoxine HCl (vit B6), Riboflavin (vit B2), Thiamin HCl (vit B1), Cholecalciferol 0,25% (vit D3), Folic acid, Cyanocobalamin 1% (vit B12), Zinc AA chelate 20%, Copper AA chelate 10%, Chromium AA chelate 2,5%, Stabilizer (Tricalcium phosphate, Microcrystalline cellulose), Anti-caking agent (Magnesium stearate, Silicon dioxide), Glazing agent (Hydroxypropylcellulose), Colouring agent (Titanium dioxide, Iron oxide).|
Allergen information: contains milk and gluten.
|Vitamins and minerals play a key role in numerous important body functions and are thus essential to maintaining a good health. A varied diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole cereals, fish, meat and dairy products, contains in principle more than sufficient vitamins and minerals (chromium, copper, zinc) to prevent possible deficiencies. Consequently, a varied and balanced diet excludes the need for vitamin supplements, even in the event of intensive sports practice. There is no scientific evidence that the intake of additional vitamins or chromium, copper and zinc, has any positive impact on sports performances of various kinds. As a result, individuals who are physically active within the context of improving fitness and health should first of all aspire to consistently adopt a well-balanced and healthy diet.|
However, numerous sportsmen and elite athletes often follow a low-calorie diet, whether temporarily or not, with a view to reducing their body fat percentage. In most sports, body weight is indeed a very important determinant of performances. On the other hand, a typical characteristic of endurance athletes is that, after having followed a low-calorie diet, they switch over to a (too) limited carbohydrate-rich diet during periods of intensive training and competition. The possible result is an unbalanced diet as a consequence of reduced intake of 'non-carbohydrate-rich' food products (fruits, vegetables, whole cereals, dairy products, meat and fish), which are nevertheless essential to ensure sufficient intake of the various vitamins and minerals. A low-calorie and carbohydrate rich diet may thus indeed involve a risk of vitamin deficiency. Consequently, preventive supplementation of additional vitamins is recommended in order to prevent a decrease in physical performance capacity as a result of vitamin deficiencies.
|SC Vita+4Sport is first of all a multivitamin preparation that contains the most essential vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, biotin and folic acid) are dosed at 200% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA). Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D and E) are dosed at 100% of the RDA. Moreover, SC Vita+4Sport contains the minerals chromium, copper and zinc at 75% of the RDA.|
RDA* = Recommended daily allowance
|Possible side effects:|
|The use of SC Vita+4Sport in the prescribed dose (see above) causes no side effects. Please do not exceed the recommended doses.|
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