Multi-V is the first multinutrient vitamin that's clinically proven to enhance endurance for athletes such as cyclists and triathletes. The nutrients in Multi-V have been shown to effectively protect athletes from the stresses of exercise and to improve endurance. Multi-V is the only multivitamin that contains Carbogen, a patented enzyme blend that's been shown in clinical studies to improve carbohydrate utilization and increase time to exhaustion significantly.
Multi-V is unlike any other multivitamin available thanks to its addition of special ingredients other than vitamins and minerals to address the unique requirements of endurance athletes. In addition to having the highest-quality, most bio-available vitamins and chelated minerals available, this special endurance formula delivers clinically effective doses of enzymes, Iron, Green Tea, Ginkgo Biloba and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Multi-V is also formulated with Ferrochel Iron- a highly bioavailable source of Iron which is non-toxic and does not affect the absorption of minerals, like other Iron sources do.
First Endurance is the sole licensee for Carbogen in the endurance sports market. Clinical studies on elite cyclists showed Carbogen breaks down multi-chain carbohydrates into simple glucose. This is important for endurance athletes because glucose is readily accessible and useable for working muscles. What's really unique about Carbogen is that even with this fast breakdown of carbohydrates, there is no effect on insulin. With no insulin spike, your blood sugar remains elevated for many hours so it can fuel working muscles and improve performance.
Clinical studies showed that endurance athletes who use Multi-V had a 23% increase in blood glucose levels during high intensity exercise and that they sustained the increase in blood glucose levels for 5 hours, They also had a significant decrease in the accumulation of blood lactate (58% average) and a 43% increase in time to exhaustion, as well as a decreased rate of perceived exertion (RPE).
You take 3 tablets of Multi-V with your pre-exercise meal. There are 90 tablets per container. 3 tablets provide you with your %DV of the following fundamental vitamins and minerals (based on a 2000 calorie diet):
Vitamin A, 100%; Vitamin C, 670%, Vitamin E, 675%; Vitamin B1, 250%; Vitamin B2, 300%; Vitamin B6, 250%; Folate, 50%; Niacin, 100%; Vitamin B12, 500%; Biotin, 100%; Pantothenic Acid, 200%; Iodine, 100%; Magesium, 65%; Zinc, 200%; Selenium, 200%; Copper, 100%; Manganese, 100%; Chromium, 100%; Molybdenum, 100%; Iron, 100%.
I use the Multi V every 2nd day and during stage races every day. Good addition to get extra vitamins in when you are on the road.
When I am at home I take only 2 or 3 Mult-V's a week because I can make my own green smoothies again!