One of the most popular categories of supplements with our athletes is the convenient Multivitamin.
There are so many choices regarding multivitamins I thought I'd share how to pick the right one. Please keep reading to the bottom as I reveal the complete daily routine for you to try.
The first question is, "Do I need a daily multivitamin?"
The best answer I've heard from Dr. Kevin Sprouse (EF Pro Cycling) is that you should think of a daily supplement/vitamin routine as an insurance policy against any nutrient deficiencies that might happen occasionally.
Remember, as an athlete training, you have much greater nutrient requirements than an average person. If you become deficient in any nutrient, you risk lower energy production and slower recovery times.
Here is my top 5 list and how to pick the right one for you:
#5 Puori Multivitamin (Perfect for Vegans)
Puori is ideal for plant-based and vegan athletes. It is focused on the vitamins and minerals that are harder for vegan athletes to get from their diet.
#4 Klean Athlete (Ideal for Tested Athletes)
Klean is ideal for any tested athlete with the NSF for Sport Certification. It is a robust multivitamin with a well-rounded list of ingredients, including some Iron and a rich mineral profile.
#3 Momentous Essential Multi (Tested & Recovery Benefits)
Momentous Essential Multi has been made super popular by the Dr. Andrew Huberman Podcast. It is NSF for Sport tested and includes Resveratrol and 2000 IU of Vitamin D to help with recovery.
#2 Thorne Multivitamin Elite (AM and PM Dosage)
The main benefit is that Thorne is timing the nutrients to when they are best absorbed and needed. You get an AM dosage to fuel your day. Then at night, you take the PM Dosage to help with sleep and what you need for overnight support.
#1 SwissRX Multivitamin (Energy & Performance)
The SwissRX Multivitamin is 100% focused on energy production, both the nutrients you need to make more energy and the antioxidants you need to recover from using all that extra energy.
The secret to why the SwissRX product is uniquely effective is the inclusion of ALC (Acetly-L-Carnitine) and NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine). ALC is so effective the FDA is trying to regulate it as it dramatically increases how many micronutrients can enter your cells to produce energy. NAC is a powerful antioxidant that makes more glutathione to improve post-workout recovery.
You should add an Omega-3 supplement to your routine, and if your multi-doesn't have at least 2000IU of Vitamin D, you also need to add Vitamin D.
What the Pros Do
Get the routine outlined above and what Dr. Sprouse uses with all his athletes as a Feed Formula where you get a countertop box and each day supplement in a convenient daily pouch.
You get identical products. SwissRX Multivitamin, SwissRX Omega3, and Puori Vitamin D. We just repackage them for you into daily pouches.
The pouch makes it much more convenient to take daily and way easier to use while traveling. Plus, you can further customize your formula from over 100 different supplements.
Feed Formulas is so popular EXOS, the world's top center for training professional athletes now provides a Feed Formula box personalized to each athlete when they visit their training centers. Case in point, over 60% of the athletes attending the NFL Combine in a few days will have been using a Feed Formula from EXOS.