6vitaminshot is intended to help support those living an active lifestyle. Anyone concerned about their health should visit their GP and seek medical advice.
6vitaminshot should be used in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet for the best effect.
6vitaminshot has been HFL tested and passed.
Why take 6vitaminshot?
6vitamin shot contains a blend of nutrients designed to work synergistically to improve performance and speed recovery.
Why does 6vitaminshot speed recovery?
Studies have shown that ingredients in 6vitminshot may reduce post exercise muscle fatigue.
How does 6vitaminshot compare to other formulations such as Berocca?
6vitaminshot contains ingredients which have proven benefits to enhance sporting
performance whereas Berocca just contains low dose vitamins and minerals for more general use. 6vitaminshot also does not contain the artificial sweetener Aspartame which many people would prefer to avoid in their diet.
Can I take 6vitaminshot if I am not an athlete?
6vitaminshot will give an energy boost to anyone who is tired or low in energy. (However if you are already drinking coffee or other energy drinks you may not need the extra caffeine in 6vitaminshot). For most people, about 300 mg of caffeine a day is a healthy level of caffeine consumption.
How much caffeine does 6vitaminshot contain?
6vitaminshot contains 120mg of caffeine which is approximately equivalent to 2 cups of instant coffee or 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee. Most studies show that black tea has
between 40 and 120 mg caffeine per eight ounce serving. Decaf black tea usually
contains about 2 to 10mg of caffeine.
When should I take 6vitaminshot?
6vitaminshot is ideally taken around an hour before exercise. However if it is an
endurance event it can also be taken directly before or during to benefit in the later stages of exercise. If taken for general energy enhancement it should be taken in the morning.
What are the benefits of B vitamins contained in 6vitaminshot?
B Vitamins are important for optimal functioning of the nervous system and for
adrenal gland support. B vitamins are water soluble and are therefore not stored by the body so daily intake is required. Stressful lifestyles, certain medications (including the
Contraceptive Pill) and hard exercise deplete levels of B vitamins in the body. Studies have shown that even small deficiencies of B Vitamins will reduce athletic performance.
B3 (niacin) is a vasodilator which means it increases blood flow to muscles and to the heart. Large doses have been shown to Increase growth hormone in response to aerobic exercise. B3 will also support the utilisation of food and other nutrients in the body.
Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. The body needs
vitamin B6 for more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism. Vitamin B6 is cardio protective. It is also involved in supporting immune function. This is important in a sports supplement because hard exercise can lower immunity. Exercise increases the
requirement for B6 as do the high protein diets often eaten by athletes.
Folic acid has been shown to boost heart function and improve athletic performance. It ensures adequate red blood cells to deliver oxygen to muscles. When taken with Vitamin B6 & B12 it will also support in detoxification of Homocysteine. Homocysteine is produced from proteins and high levels have been linked to heart disease.
Vitamin B12 is depleted by stress and NSAIDs (pain killing drugs often used by athletes). It will also supports utilisation of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body. When used as a supplement for someone who is deficient it has been shown to increase energy and therefore athletic performance.
Vitamin B5 also known as Pantothenic Acid helps to lower stress levels. It may enhance sporting performance by relieving exercise induced fatigue and adrenal exhaustion.
What is Betaine contained in 6vitaminshot?
Betaine is a substance that is made in the body, where it’s involved in liver function,
cellular reproduction, and helping to make Carnitine. Supplemental Betaine is sourced from Beets (but also found in broccoli, shellfish, grains and spinach). It elevates
intramuscular stores which increases muscle growth and protects muscle cells from stress induced damage. Studies have shown it boosts athletic performance by 5-6%. Betaine is also approved by the FDA to lower Homocysteine – raised Homocysteine is an indicator for increased risk for heart disease.
What is L-Tyrosine good for?
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid found naturally in protein foods, it has been shown to elevate mood by affecting neurotransmitters in brain. Taking supplemental L-Tyrosine leads to less fatigue during exercise (physical and mental ) and for this reason it has been used by army during hard physical missions
What is Taurine?
Taurine is another amino acid. Studies show that Taurine may improve athletic
performance. It does this by increasing the retention of potassium and magnesium in heart muscle (these minerals are needed for electrical stability and regular heart
contractions). When combined with caffeine it has been shown that Taurine may enhance mental performance. It also has antioxidant properties, meaning that it acts to counteract the cell damage caused by vigorous exercise.
Why is L-Carnitine used in 6Vitaminshot and what is it?
L-carnitine is a compound made in the body from the amino acids Lysine and
Methionine (found in protein containing foods) using Vitamins B6 and B3 as co factors. It will carry long chain fatty acids into mitochondria (known as the powerhouse to the cell) which are then metabolised into energy, especially in heart muscle. (i.e. it turns fat to energy). Carnitine is also a carrier of Acetlyl CoA (an important biochemical molecule in
cellular respiration) from cytoplasm (also in cells) to the mitochondria. Carnitine has been shown to increase energy producing enzymes and therefore increase cardio function; this is especially good for endurance athletes. Studies have shown Carnitine to have a
protective effect on the liver.
What about Glucoronlactone?
Glucoronlactone is a natural metabolite of glucose which regulates formation of glycogen (muscle energy storage). Studies have shown it maybe liver protective therefore it helps to excrete lactic acid (meaning less muscle pain after exercise).
What about Glycine?
Studies show that the amino acid Glycine may increase blood levels of nitrates. Nitrates are important to improve blood flow to muscles (especially heart muscle) therefore
producing more energy. This helps to retard muscle degeneration by supplying
additional Creatine and promotes healing and repair of tissue damage. Glycine also aids in the
production of Glutathione in the liver. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, this means that it can neutralise the harmful effects of the oxidation that occurs during exercise.
What are the benefits of supplemental Caffeine?
Caffeine has proven sporting benefits. It is Ergogenic (generates energy). Caffeine works by mobilizing fat and encouraging working muscles to use fat as fuel when glycogen stores are depleted. Studies have shown that Caffeine is best for enhancing performance for endurance (2hours or more); it does not appear to benefit short term. Caffeine may also alter perception of how hard you are working during exercise meaning that it also has psychological effect. To obtain maximum benefit of caffeine supplementation it is
better to abstain 3-4 days before. (Negatives: Caffeine is a mild diuretic and can cause
dehydration. The safe upper limit for caffeine is set at 300mg daily so other caffeine
containing drinks or substances need to be factored in. Some people have reactions to caffeine at a lower dose than 300mg daily)
What is Sucralose?
This is a sweetner.
What is Malic acid?
Malic acid is a substance that aids in release of energy from food. This means it can offer a boost during hypoxic stage (lack of oxygen at tissue level) of exercise
What is Potassium sorbate?
This is a preservative which is non-toxic and regarded as safe. It is widely used in the
wine-making industry as well as in cheese, yoghurt, dried meats and cider production.
What is Acai?
Acai is an antioxidant fruit. It is high in vitamin C. Due to this high vitamin C content it may aid in the production of L Carnitine in the body.