The billions of cells in our body constantly need oxygen. Metabolic processes cannot take place without oxygen. An adult absorbs about 300 milliliters of pure oxygen per minute at rest. As soon as the effort increases, the need for oxygen also increases. The body adapts perfectly to this. During exercise, breathing speeds up and the heart rate increases.
Especially during endurance sports such as running and cycling, the body needs a lot of oxygen. Maximum oxygen uptake for men is about 3 liters and 2.6 liters per minute for women. For top athletes, this can be up to 7 liters per minute. The maximum oxygen uptake determines how much oxygen a person can use during exercise. The higher the oxygen uptake, the more oxygen is available to the muscles.
The VO2max test indicates a person’s maximum oxygen use. The VO2max test is therefore the most commonly used method to determine endurance. It is seen as an important factor in performance in endurance sports.
Iron requirements are higher for a number of groups of athletes. They should be extra careful that they get enough iron through the diet. This is true for:
People who exercise a lot
Women of childbearing age
Athletes who follow an energy-restricted diet
People with an iron intake that is too low or who mainly consume iron in a poorly absorbable form (e.g. vegetarians or vegans)
Athletes during altitude training
Iron Complex Gold
For a good iron intake, the diet can be supplemented with a preparation. Iron Complex Gold from Virtuoos is specially formulated for (top) athletes and contains three different iron compounds. One of these is Ferrochel. Ferrochel is an advanced iron chelate developed by Albion Advanced Nutrition. The iron is linked to amino acids. This product also contains vitamin C, which supports the absorption of vegetable iron.
Iron Complex Gold is produced according to the (doping) standards of the NZVT system and therefore contains the NZVT logo. Iron Complex Gold can therefore be used with certainty by top athletes. In this way, the athlete can concentrate carefree on delivering optimal sports performance.
This product is free from known allergens and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.