Multi V is like no other multi-vitamin mineral.
It contains the highest quality, most bio-available vitamins and chelated (equals faster absorption) minerals available, designed for endurance athletes and those looking to maintain a high level of health support.
This is important because you want to know that what you are buying is the best and will perform for you. First Endurance take this very seriously and do not compromise on quality. Their goal is to produce the best endurance products in the world.
Multi V has a very unique enzyme blend (carbogen) that breaks down carbohydrates into simple glucose. This is a real boon for athletes because it means the glucose is readily accessible and available to working muscles, which will have you firing on all pistons. Also special is the fact that this process does not affect insulin while keeping blood glucose levels high for many hours. Great news for athletes and those wanting to stay on top of their energy levels.
Talking numbers, a clinical trial conducted at the University of Dayton Human Performance lab found a 23% increase in blood glucose levels under high intensity exercise and lasting up to 5 hours. Furthermore, a massive decrease in blood lactate by some 58% along with a reduction in time to exhaustion and your perceived effort when exercising.
Antioxidant support comes by way of ingredients like bioflavanoids, tumeric extract, grape seed extract and alpha lipoic acid. These antioxidants are considered to be the best antioxidants available.
But what are antioxidants and why do we need them? Antioxidants are compounds in food that stop or delay damage to our cells. They are naturally found in many foods helping ward off cell damage by “cleaning up” or removing waist products in our cells called “free radicals” before they can do any harm. Exercise generates free radicals and causes muscle damage. Endurance athletes and those under stress need extra antioxidant support which we cannot get from food alone. A very reason to have in a multi vitamin if you are an endurance athlete.
Ginkgo Biloba, a product in Multi V, warrants mentioning as well due to its many uses that the scope of this article could not possibly cover. What I will say is that clarity of thought along with circulation are two very important benefits of this product.
Worth mentioning is that there is no calcium in Multi V. However, First Endurance is generally used as a system of products, i.e. athletes also use EFS & Ultragen on a typical day of training and they would then consume 600mg (60% RDA) from EFS and 900mg (90% RDA) from Ultragen of Calcium.
Multi V is designed to be taken every day just like any other multi-vitamin tablet. If you are an endurance athlete, then First Endurance recommends you take it one to two hours before training or racing with your pre-exercise meal. I personally tend to train first thing in the morning, so I take them in the morning. Even if I end up not training in the morning, I still take them then because I feel it helps my mood and allows me to stay on top of my day, allowing me to cope with all sorts of stresses.
I am oftened asked if people can split the dose of 3 tablets per day. It is however best you take all 3 tablets at once in order to get the required dosage of carbogen which is the patented blend in Multi V that maximises your carbohydrate utilization.
Summing up, First Endurance's Multi V is a serious multi-vitamin mineral that works for both men and women who are looking to stay healthy and improve their performance in endurance sport.