Vita JYM Features
- The 25 most critical micronutrients that hard-training athletes need
- No minerals that inhibit amino acid uptake, the absorption of other critical minerals, or the utilization of important vitamins.
- B-complex 100: Vita JYM is like taking a multi and a B-complex in one!
- 10,000 IU vitamin A as 100% beta-carotene
- 400 IU vitamin E
- 120 mcg Vitamin K2 (as MK-7 and MK-4)
- 200 mcg chromium picolinate
- 5 mg BioPerine® to enhance absorption
Under the Microscope
Let’s take a closer look at each of the 25 ingredients and doses used to make Vita JYM the athlete’s perfect multi.
10,000 IU Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A)
- Vitamin A is well known to be critical for maintaining the health of your eyes, skin, teeth, bones and mucous membranes, including your respiratory tract. This important vitamin can support your resistance to infection and assist in the growth and repair of body tissues, including muscle.
- More recent research shows that this vitamin is critical in energy production, which can aid your performance in the gym and in sport.*
B Complex 100
- B complex 100 includes 100 mg of B1(thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), 500-1,000 mcg B12, 400 mcg folic acid, and 300 mcg biotin. The B vitamins are critical for athletes since they work as cofactors and help with energy production. Plus this group of vitamins tends to get depleted in hard-training individuals.
250 mg of Vitamin C
- This water-soluble vitamin is known for its antioxidant benefits, its ability to support immune health, and to enhance collagen formation.*
- Vitamin C has been suggested to increase fat loss and nitric oxide (NO) production. Although the RDA for vitamin C is only 90 mg for males and 75 mg for females, it requires a larger dose to optimize its benefits.
- Recent research suggests that very high intakes of vitamin C–around 1,000 mg per day-may hamper improvements in muscle endurance and growth. There’s not enough research to be concerned about your vitamin C intake, but a dose of 250 mg will provide the benefits of vitamin C without any unwanted effects.
400 IU Vitamin E
- Newer research shows that vitamin E is critical for muscle recovery.*
- The natural forms of vitamin E, called d-alpha-tocopherols, are absorbed and utilized better than the synthetic forms of vitamin E, called dl-alpha-tocopherols.
120 mcg Vitamin K2 (from MK-7 and MK-4)
- Vitamin K plays a critical role in enabling certain enzymes in the body to function.*
- Some of these enzymes are important for fixing calcium in bones, and may even help with testosterone production. It is now believed that vitamin K also works in synergy with vitamin D and, if either one is deficient, than the other one doesn’t work optimally.
- One of the main functions of vitamin K2 is to help deposit calcium in the proper places in the body, such as bone and teeth, and avoid depositing calcium in the soft tissues.
- There is some evidence that this trace mineral can support levels of free testosterone, which isn’t bound in the blood to the carrier protein sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG prevents testosterone from leaving the blood to enter muscle cells and bind to the androgen receptors. So, the more free testosterone one has, the greater the potential for muscle growth. Boron may help support a healthy estrogen to testosterone balance.*
200 mcg Chromium Picolinate
- Chromium is an essential mineral in normal, healthy insulin function and metabolism. A number of clinical studies suggest that nutritional supplementation with chromium helps support insulin function, which can impact muscle growth and fat loss.*
- Both endurance exercise and weight training have been shown to increase urinary excretion of chromium. Anyone who trains may benefit from supplementing with a good dose of chromium above the Adequate Intake (AI) of 30 mcg.
- Copper is important in the maintenance of bone, nerve, and cardiovascular health, as well as immune function. It’s important in energy production and can help iron transport oxygen. Some research suggests that it may support growth hormone production.* Yet again, this is one of the minerals often depleted in athletes.
- However, too much copper in relation to zinc can be harmful and has been implicated as one possible cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
- On the flip side, consuming more than 50 mg of zinc can limit copper absorption, so you need to make sure that your copper and zinc intake are balanced. Evidence suggests you should get copper and zinc at a 1:10 ratio for optimal health.* Since you may benefit from getting in 30 mg of zinc each day from a separate supplement, a 3 mg dose of copper is optimal.
- This dose provides 100% of the DV for iron. Iron is critical for oxygen delivery to working muscles, and therefore it is critical for performance. The “heme” in hemoglobin is iron, and hemoglobin carries oxygen in the bloodstream to tissues like muscle fibers. It is the heme iron that attracts oxygen.
- Iron is readily depleted in those who train intensely. In fact, the Food and Nutrition Board estimates that the average requirement for iron may be 30% higher for those who engage in regular intense exercise.
150 mcg Iodine
- Iodine is critical for maintaining normal, healthy thyroid function.*
- With today’s focus on low-sodium diets, many people are drastically low in iodine because they are neglecting the major source of iodine in the diet, fortified salt. This dose provides 100% of the RDA for iodine.
2.3 mg Manganese
- Manganese is a key mineral for numerous functions in the body, helps maintain the body’s ability to metabolize nutrients and the formation of bones.*
- This dose provides 100% of the AI for manganese and over 100% of the DV.
45 mcg Molybdenum
- Molybdenum is a less-understood element, but it is believed to be critical for energy production and waste processing in the kidneys.*
- This dose provides 100% of the RDA for molybdenum.
200 mcg Selenium
- Selenium is a trace mineral that helps maintain normal, healthy thyroid hormone levels and is also important for immune function. It also supports the maintenance of healthy liver function.*
- Evidence suggests that selenium may be critical for muscle strength.* Since athletes are often deficient in selenium, this dose is well above the RDA of 55 mcg.
100 mg Potassium
- Potassium is an important mineral and electrolyte in the body. It is critical for nerve conduction and muscle contraction.*
- You do not want to take a multi that provides more than 100 mg of potassium. Excessive potassium levels could result in problems for the kidneys.
5 mcg Nickel
- The precise mechanisms that involve nickel in the body are not well understood. However, nickel is known to aid iron absorption and utilization by the body, as well as enhance bone health.*
- Although there is no DV established for nickel, a 5 mcg dose is sufficient to aid proper iron uptake and utilization.
2 mg Silicon
- This mineral is important in bone and collagen formation, and may support hair and nail health.*
10 mcg Vanadium
- This mineral may be important to optimize the effects of insulin within a normal range, which can help increase muscle growth and fat loss.*
5 mg of BioPerine®
- BioPerine® is a patented extract of the fruit of black pepper, or long pepper, that contains standardized amounts of the active ingredient piperine.
- Numerous clinical studies confirm that when a 5 mg dose of BioPerine® is taken with other supplements, it increases the absorption of those supplements by 30 to 2,000 percent.*