Regular exercise has countless health benefits, but it can mean you need to check and ‘tweak’ your nutritional intake. The correct balance will help you maintain your energy levels and protect you from ‘burn out’ and injury.
It is crucial to keep an eye on ‘Vitamin B Complex’, this is because their group combined role is the release of energy from food. If you have an active lifestyle and partake regularly in sports you will probably require slightly higher amounts of Vitamins B1, B3 & B5.
So, what should you be taking?
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Vitamin B complex:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Niacin (vitamin B3)
- Pantothenic acid
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Thiamin (vitamin B1)
- Folic acid (one of the B-group vitamins)
Remember, exercise generates free radicals and can take its toll on your immune system (especially if you have a stressed & busy lifestyle) Vitamin C has a key role for all sports participants!