Thanks Marky. I stand by those comments.
Originally Posted by spiritthief
I was looking at the PAK-type (Animal, Monster, etc.) multivitamins aimed for the athlete community. Do anyone have any experience regarding using these? Are they MUCH better then standard over the counter multivitamine capsules?
Any thoughts on this?
They're marketed on some dodgy premisses:
1) That an athlete's (read: recreational trainer) physiology is so different from that they need different amounts of micronutrients.
2) That if 50mcg of a nutrient is good for you, 100 mcg must be quite as good for you.
As I said in the thread Markie linked to, it's really not clear that even old faithful vitamin supplements like vitamin C help athletes at all. In fact, the opposite may be true.