When it comes to feeling and performing your best, all the pieces of the equation must be in place. This includes your training program, recovery plan, and sports nutrition. While the macronutrients get a lot of attention when it comes to nutrition, the micronutrients tend to be overlooked. Micronutrients are made up of vitamins and minerals that play essential roles in our ability to function.
Vitamins are a type of micronutrient that our bodies need in small quantities to function properly. Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble depending on if they can dissolve in fat or water. P6 Alpha and Alpha Advanced features fat-soluble Vitamin D and the water-soluble vitamins Vitamin B6 and Folate.
Vitamin D plays a role in calcium metabolism, immune function, and protein synthesis. Vitamin D can be obtained through foods, sunlight, and supplements, with sunlight being the most common source for most people. This can make obtaining enough vitamin D challenging for individuals who do not get enough sunlight. In one meta-analysis, 56% of athletes had inadequate vitamin D levels. We use Vitamin D3 in our P6 Alpha and Alpha Advanced formulations because this form has been shown to be more effective than D2. Research on Vitamin D supplementation shows it to be safe and effective for providing a small risk reduction for acute respiratory infections. [5,6,7]
Vitamin B6 plays a role in the metabolism of macronutrients, neurotransmitter synthesis, and immunity. [8,9] In animal studies, Vitamin B6 supplementation is associated with increased levels of carnosine. [10,11] Carnosine is a dipeptide formed from the combination of beta-alanine and histidine. Carnosine buffers acid, which can support muscular endurance during exercise. Some of the enzymes that play a role in beta-alanine's synthesis of carnosine rely on the bioactive form of Vitamin B6.
Also known as Vitamin B9, plays a significant role in amino acid metabolism and the synthesis of nucleic acids.
Minerals are essential compounds that the body needs to function, minerals also make up the micronutrients. P6 Alpha and Alpha Advanced feature the key minerals magnesium and zinc.
Magnesium plays a vital role in several processes throughout the body including energy production, muscle contraction, and protein synthesis. [13,14] Research on the dietary habits of people in North America and Europe shows that many people consume less than the daily recommended amount of magnesium. [15,16]
Zinc plays a role in wound healing, protein synthesis, and immune function. [17,18] Zinc also plays a key role in many normal functions of the male reproductive system including testosterone production. [19,20,21,22]
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P6 Alpha supports increased testosterone, strength, and vitality. This test booster features Vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, and Zinc. P6 Alpha also contains two clinically studied ingredients to support performance. P6 Alpha also features 2 patented ingredients to support performance.*
P6 Alpha Advanced supports increased testosterone, enhanced strength, performance, and vitality. This test booster features Vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, and Zinc. P6 Alpha Advanced contains four clinically studied ingredients to support performance. P6 Alpha Advanced also features 4 patented ingredients to support performance.*