7 SYSTEMS VITAMINS REVIEW
Running Free Milton
Training plan, healthy lifestyle, unwavering motivation (well, most of the time). These are just some of the tools needed for a happy and healthy multisport athlete. Add the stresses of everyday life to the mix, and the outcome can add up to less than optimal results. Despite attempts to increase rest and recovery, eat a balanced diet, and avoid illness at all costs, the body systems of an endurance athlete are put under increased stress compared to the average person. Sometimes you need a top up, so to speak. This is generally sought out in the form of various supplements, be it protein shakes, vitamins etc. Although these can be beneficial to the athlete, they are generally not specifically formulated for the stresses the endurance athlete places on their body. They can also require multiple bottles of vitamins that have to be taken throughout the day.
7 Systems addresses many of these issues. The single pack of supplement taken once a day is very convenient and easy to remember. Each bottle contains approximately 1 month worth of vitamins, formulated for the endurance athlete. Here is a brief description of the “7 systems” that are a focus:
Glutamine- combats muscular breakdown
Ginseng- helps recovery
Bromelain- helps digestion of complex nutrients
Phosphatidylserine- decrease release of cortisol during stress
Glucosamine with MSM- promotes healthy joint cartilage
B-complex- promote conversion of carbohydrates to glucose (increase energy)
Since I began using 7 Systems vitamins, I have found them to be very convenient. One pouch a day and I know that I am getting critical nutrients that my body requires. It has replaced my previous regimen of vitamins that often times became confusing to follow. In addition, I am a frontline healthcare worker, coming into contact with “sick” people on a daily basis. Anecdotally I feel as though this regimen has helped me remain healthy throughout the year. This has lead to more consistent training, which is something every athlete wants! Cost and quality are concerns of mine when committing to a supplement regimen. 7 Systems uses cold pressed pills, which increases ease of absorption by the body (I have never had an upset stomach using these pills, as I have had in the past). The laboratory that produces the supplement has also been rated very highly by independent research. The cost is listed on 7systems.ca as less than $3 per day.
If you are an athlete and are feeling as though you need the “top up”, to aid your rest, recovery and healthy diet, then 7 Systems may be what you are looking for. They offer a free sample on their website 7systems.ca, as well as more in depth information regarding ingredients and frequently asked questions. Here’s to happy, healthy training!!