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Outside the Box - Do Multivitamins improve Performance

In their last home game of 2021 the ladies of Worthing Women Football Club took on 2nd place Dartford FC Women in a very competitive game last Sunday. Despite two excellently taken goals by Ella Newman, which put Worthing on the front foot at the interval, the ladies eventually succumbed to 2-4 defeat at the final whistle. Nevertheless it's been a more than impressive start for Worthing FC Women and with just two league games left before the winter break, it's now more important than ever that these women's soccer players continue to take care of themselves during these cold & dark December days. With this in mind Outside the Box took a slightly different approach in week 7 and looked beyond healthy foods, Drinks & Beverages, choosing to instead focus on the importance of female Supplements - a big thank you to Kieran at Urban Essentials for helping me out this week!

Why do footballers need vitamins?

A lack of Vitamins and Minerals impact recovery, inflammation, levels of Energy and the strength of the Bones and muscles. And even the very best of diets may not be giving women football players the exact nutrients they require, especially during the demanding  winter season, where the greatest number of matches are often played. Furthermore, women often have different requirements for Other Nutrients compared to men, so this is where Urban Essentials Full Spectrum Multivitamin Complex for Women 60 Capsules may prove beneficial.

What vitamins should a football player take?

Nutrients of concern for footballers include Calcium and vitamins for bone health, Iron to prevent anemia, and Folic Acid to improve athletic performance but also to reduce Heart & Cardiovascular risks.

Is a multivitamin good to take everyday?

If you’re contemplating on what the best multivitamin for soccer players is, then Urban Essentials Full Spectrum Female Multivitamin Complex certainly stands out as a worthy contender. As well as the core ingredients you would expect to find in any multivitamin product, this unique complex also features 5 notable active ingredients specifically targeted to support women in football;

  1. Folic Acid - which contributes to reduction of tiredness & Fatigue.
  2. Ashwagandha - contains chemicals that may help reduce Inflammation.
  3. Siberian Ginseng - which helps the Body to deal with physical and environmental Stress.
  4. Vitamin K2 - which is widely believed to improve circulation & support Heart Health. K2 also encourages calcium distribution to the teeth and Bones.
  5. Ironwhich contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism & the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that encourages improved blood flow to working muscles).

Can I just take a multivitamin as a vegan?

The Worthing FC Women's squad consists of players who have specific dietary requirements, including a few who follow a well-planned vegan diet. While there's no doubting the fact that a vegan diet is probably providing these players with abundant amounts of most nutrients, a multivitamin offers a few nutrients may fall through the cracks. Urban Essentials Female Multivitamin Complex is a vegan-friendly supplement made with plant extracts, which studies have shown could help support lifestyle, hormone balance, the Immune System, and levels of energy.

Do footballers take multivitamins?

Yes! Take Megan Rapinoe for example, who is considered by many to be the world's best women's soccer player and has emerged as a leading voice within American sport. Back in June of 2019, the OL Reign captain was interviewed by the New York Times, where she revealed taking three multivitamins in the morning, and another three at night. World Cup winning Rapinoe was quoted as saying “With the amount of travel and everything a player goes through, I need all the help I can get to stay healthy”.

Conclusion: Do multivitamins fill in the gaps?

Yes, it certainly seems so! Nutritional inadequacies appear to be less common in those people who choose to take multivitamins like Urban Essentials Female Multivitamin Complex. This is not just because of the nutrients a supplement like this provides but also because individuals who prefer multivitamins tend to be more active and better educated about their purported health benefits. Furthermore, no risks have been identified so far when taking a common multivitamin like the ones that Urban Essentials offer for both men & women, which are broadly focused on essential vitamins and minerals. And while a Worthing FC Women’s player can obtain many of the essential vitamins they require by making sensible dietary choices, supplementation certainly appears to be a great way to ensure they’re getting their full quota of essential nutrients - particularly those that are difficult to include in the daily diet.

Make sure you’re following Worthing Women’s Football Club on social media, @WorthingFCWomen on Twitter and @worthingfcwomen on Instagram, to see how they get on with Urban Essentials Full Spectrum Multivitamin Complex for Women for the rest of the season.