Vita JYM Ingredient Breakdown
For maintaining optimal health, you want complete nutrition. Here's my breakdown of the ingredients in Vita JYM, and why you should be using this properly-formulated multivitamin to round out your diet.
If You Want a Healthier Diet, You Need to Take a Multivitamin
Research Suggests Multivitamins Help to Promote Better Health
Multivitamins Can Boost Brain Power
Multivitamins May Even Help Boost Fat Loss
All Multivitamins Were NOT Created Equal
Some Nutrients Compete With Each Other
Many Multivitamins are Underdosed
Which Vitamin Form You Take Matters
Down to Details – What Vitamins to Take
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B12 – The Cyanocobalamin Form is Superior
18mg of Iron (as ferrous fumarate): 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. This is due to the fact that the "heme" in hemoglobin is iron. Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the bloodstream to tissues, such as muscle fibers. It is the heme iron that attracts the 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.
150mcg of Iodine (as potassium iodide): Iodine is critical for maintaining 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, salt, that's been fortified with iodine. This dose provides 100% of the RDA for iodine.
2.3mg of Manganese (as manganese gluconate): Manganese is a key mineral for numerous functions in the body that include production of testosterone and the formation of connective tissue. This dose provides 100% of the AI (Adequate Intake) for manganese and over 100% of the DV.
45mcg of Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate): Molybdenum is one of the elements whose functions are less understood. But it is believed to be critical for energy production and waste processing in the kidneys. There is even evidence that it may help to prevent certain cardiovascular diseases and cancers. This dose provides 100% of the RDA for molybdenum.
200mcg of Selenium (as sodium selenate): Selenium is a trace mineral that not only helps to maintain thyroid hormone levels, but is also important for immune function and may deliver health benefits including reduced risk of some types of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and promotion of normal liver function. Evidence also 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.
100mg of Potassium (as potassium citrate): Potassium is an important mineral and electrolyte in the body. It is critical for nerve conduction and muscle contraction. Some evidence suggests that higher potassium intake is associated with lower acidity levels in the body and less muscle breakdown. However, 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.
5mcg of Nickel (as nickel sulfate): The precise mechanisms that involve nickel in the body are not well understood. However, it is known to aid in 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.
2mg of Silicon (as silicon dioxide): This mineral is important in bone and collagen formation, and may improve hail and nail health, as well as prevent cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease.
10 mcg Vanadium (as amino acid chelate): This mineral may be important in promoting the effects of insulin, which can help to increase muscle growth and fat loss.
How to Take Vita JYM
Now that you have familiarized yourself with what is in Vita JYM and what is not in Vita JYM and why, you need to know how to best take those other micronutrients referenced above for optimal uptake, utilization, and benefits. The four micronutrients missing from Vita JYM, for important reasons, and that you will want to supplement with at a separate time of day are: Calcium, vitamin D, zinc and magnesium.