If you work out hard, you deserve to get results. While working hard is critical, another part of your effective regimen includes recovery. Certain nutrients can support muscle function and performance, as well as muscle recovery.
When you work out hard, you create little tears, or microtears, in your muscles. This may sound scary, but it is actually good. Your muscles repair the microtears and come back stronger than before. In other words, your muscles regenerate to adapt to the stress you put on them while training.
Many PatchAid Vitamin Patches are available that have nutrients to support muscles.* Just talk to your doctor before trying any new dietary supplements.
Nutrients for Muscles
You need the right amounts of protein and carbohydrates for optimal performance and recovery, but muscles also need key vitamins, minerals, and other compounds. These are a few to consider.*
Vitamin A. Vitamin A is for more than healthy eyes. It is needed for protein synthesis, which is part of the process of muscle regeneration after breaking down.
B Vitamins. B vitamins have many roles, including normal energy production and metabolism. That is essential if you are going to perform at your best.
Vitamin C. This antioxidant vitamin can help protect cells against damage from free radicals, which can be produced during exercise.* Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron.
Calcium. Calcium is part of bone mineral, and it also is necessary for normal contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Magnesium. Magnesium is needed during the energy production process at rest and while exercising, and you need it for normal muscle function.
Iron. Iron is a mineral that is part of hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. You need it to get enough oxygen at rest and while exercising, and you can feel tired and out of breath if you are deficient.
Omega-3s. These fats are anti-inflammatory, which can help speed muscle recovery.*
Coenzyme Q10. This is a powerful antioxidant that can be higher in supplements than in food.
Collagen. This is part of the cushioning in joints that protects you from pain when you move.
A balanced diet can provide these nutrients or your body can make some, but not everyone gets optimal amounts of them each day.
Getting More Muscle Nutrients from Patches
A variety of PatchAid Vitamin Patches contain one or more of the above nutrients. For starters, the Multivitamin Patch has a basic assortment of essential vitamins and minerals. The Collagen Patch has collagen Types I, II, and III, and the CoQ10 Plus Patch has other antioxidants in addition to CoQ10. Our Vitamin D3 Patches include calcium and magnesium, while we also offer Iron Patches, B12 Energy Plus Patches, and a Vitamin C Patch.
You need to give your muscles nourishment if you expect them to recover well after a workout. PatchAid Vitamin Patches come in many varieties with nutrients that can support muscle recovery and function.* Plus, you do not need to worry about taking vitamin powders or capsules that can be inconvenient or cause stomach discomfort. Talk to your healthcare provider before using any nutritional supplements.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.