Why Young Athletes Need the Right Vitamins
September 7, 2023

Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, track, volleyball and on and on it goes. Many young students are busy with doing sports at school or going to the gym. You can know if your kid has these tendencies if you rarely see them on the weekends. During the week all they do is eat, sleep, and eat again! The student athlete is a busy sort. They are either in class, studying or at practice, it is really living life at an insane pace. Because everyone else is doing the same, they keep up with these demands without giving it a second thought.

Importance of Taking Vitamins

At this point the discerning parent is critical to the youngster’s wellbeing. Although they seem to be drinking rocket fuel, they will need to have their nutrients replenished. They don’t stop to consider their bodily needs therefore you must. In order for your young athlete to continue to perform at a high level it will be necessary to assess what vitamins and minerals are required to give them the ability for maximum output without breaking down. The athletic body is a machine that we have come to expect a lot out of daily. Anything that you expect a lot out of you must maintain rigorously. Machines require oils, water, hydraulic fluids to be maintained at the operational level or your machine will stop producing. The human body requires the right amount of vitamins and minerals to keep its operating system intact followed by a high calorie diet – if not, the body can and often does shut down.

Types of Vitamins Needed

Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system and reproduction. Vitamin B complex helps maintain a healthy nervous system, supports daily energy, and helps fight off the effect of occasional stress. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps keep your immune system running strong, can also boost your collagen levels. Vitamin D supports bone health, muscle function and immune support, faster wound healing, and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. It also increases the absorption of key minerals such as calcium and phosphorus in the gut. Vitamin E can help reduce the effects of aging, protects the tissue with the body from the damage caused by substances known as free radicals that can do significant damage to the cells and organs within the body. Vitamin K is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two forms. K1 is primarily beneficial for blood clotting, while K2 is good for bone, heart, and brain health while also preventing the possibility of cancer.

Take the time to find out exactly where the deficiencies lie in your child and stock up for the well-being of all. Most of all, know that the wear and tear on the athletic body requires that it be built back up during the process as well as to ensure productive living throughout our lifetime!