Performaxx by Optimum Nutrition
If you’re an amateur athlete looking to maximize your performance through a proper diet and supplementation to boost your immune system while aiding your recovery, Optimum Nutrition’s Performaxx may be the partner you’re looking for to deliver maximum health.
This multivitamin supplement is designed with the serious athlete (not couch surfers) in mind. This supplement’s 40 key ingredients help a body that’s run down by strenuous exercise recover by pumping up your immune system, increasing your energy and repairing stretched and torn muscle tissue.
Performaxx is the combination of 12 vitamins and 11 minerals as well as a proprietary PerforMAXX Blend that combines amino acids with bioflavonoids and herbs such as Ginseng and Gingko powder.
The vitamins in Performaxx include vitamins A, C, D and E as well a combination of B vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and 12, biotin, folic acid and Pantothenic acid.
Although vitamins A, C, D and E all support the immune system, they each have their own specific value.
Vitamin A is critical to your vision and skin, vitamin C helps repair stressed tissue, vitamin D allows us to maintain calcium and vitamin E allows athletes to tolerate more intensive training by reducing oxidative damage.
The B vitamins present in Performaxx all convert fat, carbohydrates and protein into energy, but each one has a unique benefit to athletes. Of the most potent B vitamins included in Performaxx, Niacin regulates our blood sugar levels while riboflavin supports adrenal function. Meanwhile, thiamin is essential for the nervous system to function properly and B-12 is integral for the production of red blood cells.
The proprietary blend included in Performaxx combines a variety of nutrients, but the two which optimum insurance suggests have the most effect on the multivitamin are Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba. These herbal extracts aid the circulatory system and lessen exhaustion and muscle tension in athletes.
What We Like About Product
Optimum Nutrition has produced a product that once again is producing quite a following. Consumers of Performaxx were pleased with the immune system benefits and overall higher energy that product produces.
For athletes striving to be at the top of their game, this supplement looks to be safe and effective. Performaxx also is suggested by customers to be easy to absorb. Optimum Nutrition suggests taking two capsules each day – one in the morning and one at night with a meal. This supplement isn’t going to break your bank as a two month supply will only run you $30.99.
What We Dislike About Product
The percentages of B vitamins in Performaxx are off the charts. We didn’t find conclusive evidence of long term side effects from over-supplementation of vitamin B. However studies suggest that less active individuals shouldn’t need as much of the vitamin, so we believe Performaxx would be best suited for high level athletes.
The only other real concern with Peformaxx is the disproportionate amount of minerals compared to vitamin B. We’re not sure you’ll get all of the zinc, iodine, iron, selenium and calcium you need here, so a combination with another mineral supplement might provide the best results.
For the true athlete that is pushing their body to the max, we’re impressed with all the benefits Performaxx will provide.