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MULTIV

HIGH-POTENCY ENDURANCE MULTIVITAMIN

MultiV is designed to meet the unique requirements of endurance athletes. Features include clinically effective doses of iron, vitamin K2, vitamin D, and unparalleled antioxidant protection.

KEY BENEFITS
✓ Maximizes Recovery
✓ Improves Circulation and Muscle Function
✓ Increases Oxygen Carrying Capacity

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Zac 299/10/2014 27/10/201419:53
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Great Multi V
This is the best multi vitamin I've used. I use it with Optygen and feel that it also increases the benefits of Optygen.
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Karyn Seeger 181/07/2014 01/07/201420:36
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Great product
As an athlete, a health conscious person, and being over 50, I am always looking for every way possible to be as healthy as possible. I have searched and searched for a high quality vitamin that has iron and other key ingredients specifically designed for athletes. Since becoming a sponsored athlete in Sept. 2013, I have ordered the vitamins twice. My training and racing is going great, 5 snowy, icy races in the last month alone, getting top master, top age group and top overall. The winters are challenging in the northeast but I don't hesitate knowing my strength and immune system are strong and these vitamins give me the added confidence, even running in a windchill of -38 yesterday. I look forward to using these vitamins for a long time-
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Kristen Z. 246/09/2013 04/09/201317:38
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Best vitamin
I love that I have been able to streamline my supplements by taking FE's Multi-V. I get sick less and when I do get sick I shake it much sooner! Feel stronger and healthier overall, which, allows me to train harder!
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Pat Mc 78/03/2013 20/03/201321:09
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Solid Multi
This multi is easy on the stomach and so I've stopped taking my other daily iron supplement. Overall I've been feeling healthier and stronger. Great multi!
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Carter Jones 78/03/2013 20/03/201321:00
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Quality product
At first I was skeptical of the benefits of this Multi-V, but after a year of use I believe that it helped keep my immune system strong during heavy training and racing.

Not only that, but supplements made by First Endurance are the only ones I can take with a clear conscious knowing there is no risk of contamination.
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    The foundation for great performance


    Multi-V is unlike any other multivitamin available. This unparalleled formulation contains a number of special ingredients (besides vitamins and minerals) that 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 digestive enzymes that improve carbohydrate utilization and time to exhaustion, Green Tea for improved endurance capacity and fat utilization, and Zinc for enhanced muscle recovery.

    INCREASES TIME TO EXHAUSTION BY 43%


    Endurance MultiV is the only multivitamin that contains a patented enzyme blend that’s been clinically proven to improve carbohydrate utilization and increase time to exhaustion by 43%. You won’t find this in any other endurance products.

    Clinical studies on elite cyclists demonstrated how these enzymes break down multi-chain carbohydrates into simple glucose. What’s really unique about these enzymes is that even with this fast breakdown of carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity is blunted. With no insulin spike, your blood sugar remains elevated for many hours so it can fuel working muscles and improve performance.

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    UNMATCHED ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION

    The antioxidant profile in Multi-V is unequaled. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) testing is recognized as the “gold standard” for measuring antioxidant protection against oxidative damage. Multi-V is one of the first products to utilize this important technology to ensure superior antioxidant protection. This new testing method allows nutrients to be qualified in their antioxidant capacity with a number. Multi- V contains some of the highest tested nutrients found, with ORAC values of 8,000 units or more, and guarantees this with thorough analytical tests. In addition, Multi-V contains an antioxidant support blend that includes bioflavanoids, turmeric extract, grape seed extract and alpha lipoic acid. These antioxidants are widely considered to be the best antioxidants available. This is one of the many ways Multi-V helps protect endurance athletes from the stresses and demands of everyday training and racing.

    Every athlete probably knows of antioxidants for their health benefits, but can antioxidants make an athlete faster? How do antioxidants fit into an athlete’s regimen for performance and recovery? What exactly is an antioxidant? Tending to look first at products for performance and then at recovery systems, athletes often overlook antioxidants. Crucial not only for the health of the cardiovascular system, they can also aid in performance and recovery. For many years scientists as well as consumers have known of the antioxidant powers of vitamins E & C and selenium. Today, this category has expanded to include oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), alpha lipoic acid, grape skin, grape seed, beta-carotene, lutein, tocopherols, tocotrienols and various other compounds. It can certainly be confusing since so many supplements, both traditional and newly introduced, can be classified as antioxidants.

    IRON (FERROCHEL®)

    Amino Acid Chelate (AAC) Protected by US Patent# 5,516,925

    Multi-V uses a unique form of iron called Ferrochel®. This iron source is organically bonded to amino acid chelates (AAC), forming a highly stable bio-available bond. Unlike iron as ferrous fumarate, iron AAC does not compete with the absorption of some minerals like calcium. In addition, there are no toxicity issues so it’s also very safe.

    Iron is a trace mineral required for red blood cell formation. In addition, iron plays a critical role in numerous body functions including enzyme systems, neurotransmission, collagen formation and immune system function. Of particular importance is the role iron plays in the formation of hemoglobin and myoglobin — the proteins that carry oxygen in the blood and muscle tissue.
    Iron balance is determined by losses and dietary intake. The body can lose iron via blood, urine, or sweat. Certain circumstance may make athletes more likely to experience iron loss. It has been shown that a significant percentage of runners experience small amounts of gastrointestinal bleeding after runs longer than 10 km. Another possible source is referred to as “foot-strike hemolysis”. In this situation a small number of red blood cells burst in the vessels of the feet, due to the pounding of running on a hard surface. Most of the iron in free hemoglobin can be reclaimed, but some is filtered out into the urine. If the exercise is unusually severe, damaged muscle cells will spill myoglobin into the blood where the kidneys will excrete it in the urine.

    Ginkgo Biloba For Improved Oxygen Utilization

    The primary active constituents of ginkgo biloba are ginkgo flavone glycosides and terpene lactones, which are standardized in high quality material. The flavone glycosides including quercetin are responsible for the antioxidant properties of ginkgo biloba extract. The terpene lactones, which include ginkgolides A, B and C, as well as bilobalide, possess neuroprotection, improvement of choline (a neurotransmitter) uptake in brain synapses and inhibition of platelet activating factor (which reduces the tendency of the blood to clot). Laboratory and clinical studies have found a great deal of support for the majority of claims made for the therapeutic use of ginkgo biloba extract. Recently ginkgo has been studied for its ability to prevent acute mountain sickness (AMS) through nitric oxide metabolism and peripheral and cerebral blood flow. Ginkgo’s ability to improve oxygen use and peripheral circulation is of particular importance to endurance athletes.

    Enzymes for Improved Performance

    Enzymes are a special type of protein. Enzymes help the body’s chemistry work better and more quickly. Each enzyme usually has its own chemical job to do, such as helping to change starch into glucose (sugar).

    Clinical studies on elite athletes showed the enzymes in MultiV break 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. This is important because it doesn’t create an insulin spike. Blood glucose remains elevated for many hours.

    In summary, the clinical study resulted in:
    – Significant increase in blood glucose levels during high-intensity exercise by 23%
    – Sustained increase in blood glucose levels for 5 hours
    – Significant decrease in the accumulation of blood lactate by 58% average
    – Significant increase in time to exhaustion by 43%
    – Decreased rate of perceived exertion (RPE).

    Q&A


    Q: When should I take Multi-V?

    

A: In order to maximize carbohydrate utilization, it’s best to take Multi-V one to two hours before training or racing with your pre-exercise meal. Multi-V can be taken with breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on when you’re exercising.  


    Q: What’s the endurance benefit of the enzymes in Multi-V?

    A: Multi-V uses a specific enzyme blend that is backed up by clinical studies on endurance athletes. Clinical studies on elite cyclists showed this enzyme blend 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 this enzyme blend is that even with this fast breakdown of carbohydrates, there is no affect on insulin. This is important because it doesn’t create an insulin spike. Blood glucose remains elevated for many hours. A summary of the Clinical Study is found below:

    • Significant increase in blood glucose levels during high intensity exercise by 23%
    • Sustained increase in blood glucose levels for 5 hours
    • Significant decrease in the accumulation of blood lactate by 58% average
    • Significant increase in time to exhaustion by 43%
    • Decreased rate of perceived exertion (RPE).

    Q: What are Chelated Minerals and are they better?

    A: Chelatation is a patented process that creates chemical bonds with nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium. This process makes minerals highly bioavailable. This is important because it ensures the nutrient is bonded with the amino acid chelate is easily absorbed and digested.

    Q: What will Gingko Biloba do for me?

    A: The levels of Gingko Biloba in Multi-V have been clinically shown to improve circulation.


    Q: What is Iron Amino Acid Chelate and how is that better than other Iron sources?

    A: Amino Acid Chelates form a highly stable bio-available bond. Unlike Iron as Ferrous Fumarate, Iron AAC does not compete for the binding sites of some minerals like Calcium. In addition, there are no toxicity issues. This Iron used in Multi-V is highly bio-available and will not diminish your calcium or other minerals. It’s also very safe. 


    Q: What is ORAC and why is this good for me?

    A: ORAC=Oxygen Reactive Absorbancy Capacity. ORAC is a quantitative measure of an antioxidants ability to absorb oxidative damage There is clinical data supporting this methodology. ORAC testing is considered the gold standard for measuring antioxidant capacity. This new FDA-approved method of testing antioxidants will become common in the future. Multi-V is one of the first products to use this testing method. This ensures you have antioxidant protection and quality that is second to none. Antioxidants generally range in their ORAC score from 50 to 9,000. An ORAC score of 8,000 found in the Multi-V provides the level of oxidative protection endurance athletes need to protect them from the stresses and demands of everyday training.

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    THERE’S NO REASON TO USE ANYTHING ELSE

    First Endurance offers everything an endurance athlete needs to maximize endurance and performance.  We designed it to work as a complete endurance system. Each product has a specific purpose and complements the others.

    With First Endurance, there’s no more guesswork.