Vitamin supplementation and physical exercise performance.

  title={Vitamin supplementation and physical exercise performance.},
  author={E J van der Beek},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={9 Spec No},
Vitamins, just as minerals and trace elements, meet with great interest in the world of sports because of their supposed role in enhancing physical performance. Of the 13 compounds now considered as vitamins, most water-soluble vitamins and vitamin E are involved in mitochondrial energy metabolism. The influence of vitamin supplementation on mitochondrial metabolism is largely unknown. The principal argument for vitamin supplementation is the assumed increased vitamin requirement of athletes… CONTINUE READING


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