Is a Multivitamin Necessary?
Research proves that those who train intensely lose many critical vitamins and minerals such as zinc, copper, magnesium, copper, selenium, chromium, vitamin B, and vitamin C. The primary cause of the loss is due to their increased use for energy production during the workout as well as for recovery and protein synthesis following the workout. Being deficient in any of these vitamins and minerals will hamper your performance, fat loss, and muscle growth. Many doctors and dietitians claim that a multi is not necessary is you eat a well-rounded diet, BUT even with the best of intentions, we all fall a little short one day or another.
For guys, one of my current favorites is Animal Pak. For ladies, I like Opti Women although for both guys and ladies there are many other great one’s out there as well, just be sure to pick up one that covers at least 100% DV for most vitamins and minerals.
Source: Dr. Jim Stoppani