Give it some timeThe keys to building a better body are really simple: Training and Nutrition. We all experiment with our training, trying to find the perfect workout. We do the same thing with our nutrition, always looking for a new supplement that will immediately boost our gains. However, a vitamin/mineral supplement is not a one hit performance booster. Vitamins are the co-factors for all of your body's metabolic processes. They are vital elements of structures and functions in the body that take a long time to develop to their full capacity. Some metabolic processes like the turnover of blood cells and muscle cells take three to six months. You've got to give these new cells time to grow in the improved nutrient environment provided by a full complement of vitamins and minerals.
Engineered for successYour body is engineered for success. You can change it to match your dreams. But, forget the quick-fix. Vitamins are a key ingredient to your long term success. You must use them every day in optimum amounts, train consistently, feed your body the proper ratios of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats), week in - week out, and gradually you will achieve all of your bodybuilding goals.
How they workMichael Colgan, in his straight to the point book, Optimum Sports Nutrition, states, "Vitamins are building materials, precise nuts and bolts that fit exactly into pre-drilled holes. The number and size of the holes are as individual as your fingerprints. If any one of the holes is left unfilled, then growth, development, and function of your body is impaired, and performance cannot be optimal."
Earl Mindell, author of the Vitamin Bible, puts it another way, "If you think of the body as an automobile's combustion engine and vitamins as spark plugs, you have a fairly good idea of how these amazing minute food substances work for us. Vitamins are components of our enzyme systems which, acting like spark plugs, energize and regulate our metabolism, keeping us tuned up and functioning at high performance." Your body’s performance, growth, and development over the long term is dependent on meeting your unique vitamin/mineral requirements on a day to-day basis. So keep all cylinders pumping!
Fail-safe vitamin supplementation
For fail-safe vitamin/mineral supplementation we personally use and recommend the Super-Pak from Beverly International. It's easy to use and ensures that we provide our body the optimum micro-nutrient environment for growth. So why exactly did we choose the Super Pak as our personal vitamin/mineral supplement?
- The Super-Pak contains all our vitamin needs in one packet, taking it once daily is much easier than opening multiple bottles (you would have to take at least ten different supplements to equal one Super-Pak) or taking individual tablets with each meal.
- The Super-Pak is formulated to provide a gradual release of the water soluble B-Complex and C vitamins over a prolonged period of time. This provides optimum effectiveness, minimal excretory loss, and stable blood levels all during the day and night.
- Hydrolyzed protein chelated minerals provide three to ten times greater assimilation than non chelated ones.
- Mega potency B-Complex. These are the vitamins most closely associated with muscle growth.
- The antioxidant nutrients C, E, and Selenium are present in potencies that reduce the free radical barriers to muscle recuperation, repair and growth. Check this out: 1000 I.U. of Vitamin E and over 2000 mg. Vitamin C and Bioflavonoid Complex per packet.
When and how to take supplementsUsing the Beverly International Super Pak gives an easy answer to a difficult question. The human body works on a 24 hour cycle. Your cells do not go to sleep when you do, they need nutrients continuously. The Super-Pak's comprehensive, automatic delivery system provides a nutrient rich cellular environment all day and all night. Simply take your Super Pak after your largest meal of the day. You don't have to worry about spacing your supplements throughout the day or taking the right combinations for maximum absorption. The Super-Pak's sophisticated formulation procedure takes care of all the work and worry for you.
Serving Size: 1 Pak
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving|
|One Vitamin A and D capsule (small) Provides:|
|Vitamin A (Fish Oil ) 10,000 I.U.||200%|
|Vitamin D ( fish Oil) 1340 % 400 I.U.||100%|
|One Time Released Vitamin B Complex (yellow) Provides:|
|Vitamin B1 (as Thiamine Hydrochloride) 150 mg
|Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin) 150 mg||8823%|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide) 150 mg||7500%|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride ) 150 mg||7500%|
|Folate (as Folic Acid) 400 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 150 mcg||2500%|
|Biotin 150 mcg||50%|
|Pantothenic Acid 150 mg||1500%|
|Choline (as Choline bitartrate) 150 mg||*|
|Inositol 150 mg||*|
|Para-Aminobenzoic Acid 50 mg||*|
|One time-released Vitamin C Supreme Tablet (large Beige) Provides:|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid with rose hips) 1000 mg||1667%|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex (4x concentrate) 500 mg||*|
|Rutin 75 mg||*|
|Hesperidin Complex 75 mg||*|
|One Time-released Vitamin C with Rose Hips (beige) provides:|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1,000mg||1667%|
|One Large Vitamin E Capsule Provides:|
|Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols) 1000 I.U||3333%|
|Two Mineral Tablets (gray) Provides:|
|Vitamin D (Fish Liver Oil) 400 I. U||100%|
|Calcium (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 1000 mg||100%|
|Iron (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 30 mg||167%|
|Iodine (kelp) 150 mcg||100%|
|Magnesium (Hydrolized Protein chelate) 500 mg||125%|
|Zinc (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 22.5 mg||150%|
|Selenium (Yeast) 10 mcg||14%|
|Copper (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 3.0 mg||150%|
|Manganese (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 10 mg||500%|
|Chromium (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 200 mcg||166%|
|Chloride 90 mg||2%|
|Potassium (Hydrolized Protein Chelate) 95 mg||2%|
|Betaine Hydrochloride 100 mg||*|
|Glutamic Acid 100 mg||*|
|One Selenium Tablet (round beige) Provides:|
|Selenium 70 mcg||100%|
|One Digestive Enzyme Tablet (small round speckled white) Provides:|
|Betaine Hydrochloride 180 mg||*|
|Pepsin 40 mg||*|
|Papain 50 mg||*|
|Ox Bile 120 mg||*|
|Pancreatin 60 mg||*|
|Mycozyme 60 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established|