The soil is full of essential vitamins and minerals and these are transferred into our crops and we in turn digest these nutrients in the food we eat. But did you know that between 1975 to 1997 scientists discovered that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent. A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal, found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Did you know that you would need to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have got from just one!

This lack of quality nutrients from our soil means we aren’t getting enough essential micro-nutrients in the food we eat which can lead to various health issues. Fortunately we can supplement the food we eat with quality micro-nutrients from vitamins. This often means we need to take multiple vitamins every day to give our bodies all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. As an athlete we put the body under significantly more stress and require higher amounts of antioxidants to reduce the build up of free radical damage and oxidative stress.

We also need to effectively supplement our nutrition with a quality range of vitamins and nutrients to replace the minerals we lose through our sweat and to help increase recovery, protect our immune system and maintain healthy bones and joints. My Vitamin Packs uses the highest quality vitamin and mineral supplements to ensure you have all the nutrients you need to fuel your ambitions as an athlete.If you are concerned you might not be getting the adequate nutrients you need to perform at the best of your ability please take our free health assessment by visiting our website at www.myvitaminpacks.com.au to book your free consult and we can help design a vitamin pack to suit your needs.

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