An interesting "In the News: Athletes and Vitamins" post at the Athlete's Heart blog (a must read in my opinion) got me thinking about why I take a daily multi-vitamin. I am not sure why?
I don't recall my primary care physician suggesting I take a MV. I also don't recall him telling me to stop.
Perhaps I just succumbed to a lifetime of marketing messages about the importance of a daily MV. I am taking the official MV of Major League Baseball after all.
As for other supplements ... I have never even been in a GNC store. Those big containers of powders scare me. I simply don't have the time to understand what is in those containers and why I might want to have a big shake/slurry of supplement once a day.
How do I get vitamins and minerals:
1. Daily multi-vitamin
2. Leafy green vegetables
3. Other vegetables
4. Fruit (I should eat more than I do)
5. Other stuff?
I think there is some benefits to a daily beer ... or so I have heard. I might go test that theory.
Do you use vitamins and supplements to improve your running or to help stay healthy?