Q: How should I take MultiV?
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).
A: You should always take MultiV with a meal. Not only is it important to have food in your stomach to reduce the chance of an upset stomach, it also helps with absorption and digestion.
Q: When should I take MultiV?
A: In order to maximize carbohydrate utilization, it’s best to take MultiV one to two hours before training or racing with your pre-exercise meal. MultiV can be taken with breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on when you’re exercising.
Q: What’s the endurance benefit of the enzymes in MultiV?
A: MultiV 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:
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 form of menaquinone is used in MultiV?
A: Vitamin K MK-7 is the form of menaquinone that’s in MultiV.
Q: What will Gingko Biloba do for me?
A: The levels of Gingko Biloba in MultiV 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 MultiV 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. MultiV 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 MultiV provides the level of oxidative protection endurance athletes need to protect them from the stresses and demands of everyday training.
Q: What is MultiV?
A: MultiV is a new Multi-Nutrient formula that provides endurance athletes with endurance specific vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for endurance exercise training and racing. This formula is unique in that it's the first with ingredients clinically proven to enhance endurance. MultiV utilizes the latest clinical research on endurance nutrition and input from some of the best endurance athletes in the world.
Q: What are the benefits of using Multi-V daily
A: The benefits of EFS are:
Unmatched Antioxidant Protection
Assurance that you are not deficient in any critical nutrients
Full spectrum of Vitamins and Minerals
Reduction in sickness caused by over-training
Most bio-available sources of Nutrients
Q: There are also vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in Ultragen and EFS. Do I still need the MultiV?
A: The MultiV is designed to work synergistically with the other First Endurance products. The First Endurance research team reviewed every ingredient in the First Endurance product line to assure you are getting the levels of nutrients you need for endurance training without worrying about the risk of over-dosing with any ingredient. In addition, MultiV also works great as a stand-alone Multi-Vitamin for your every day needs.
Q: Why isn't there Calcium in MultiV?
A: Our athletes told us that they did not want to consume more than 3 tablets in their Multi-Vitamin. The addition of Calcium to this formula would have required a 4th tablet to the daily dose. In addition, one serving of Ultragen contains 500mg Calcium and one serving of EFS contains 100mg calcium. On a typical training day athletes who use EFS and Ultragen will consume between 600mg (60% RDA) and 900mg(90% RDA) of Calcium from Ultragen and EFS.
Q: Should I use MultiV in my off training months? Can I use it every day?
A: Yes. The MultiV is designed to be your daily Multi-Vitamin and should be used every day all year long.
Q: What types of athletes should be taking MultiV?
A: Any athlete that does endurance exercise and training will benefit from MultiV. The nutrients in MultiV have been shown in clinical studies to effectively protect endurance athletes from the stresses of exercise and to improve endurance performance.
Q: Should I take MultiV on days I'm not training?
A: Yes. The MultiV is designed to be taken every day, just like any other multi-vitamin.
Q: When should I take MultiV?
A: In order to maximize carbohydrate utilization, it's best to take MultiV one to two hours before training or racing with your pre-exercise meal. Multi-V can be taken with breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending when you're exercising.
Q: Should I split up the 3 tablet dose into 3 separate meals a day, or should I take this all at once?
A: It's important to take all three tablets all at once in order to get the required dosage of Cargoben, the patented enzyme blend in MultiV that maximizes carbohydrate utilization.