Vitamins and Minerals Recommendations for Golfing, Running and Racquet Sports

Athletes have special needs and requirements when it comes to vitamins and minerals that normal people don’t have. That is to say, that other people don’t have. The best method of making sure that those who engage in sports, athletic events and recreation is start with a multivitamin with chelated minerals. On top of that multivitamin, specific sports and athletic events require more specific supplements.


Vitamin and mineral choices for golfers hitting the links every weekend or so need to come with the potential for keeping up your energy while allowing you to avoid the stress of golfing so that you can successfully reduce the stress you experience in the other parts of your life. In the case of golfers, this actually does mean a multivitamin, but one with time released chelated minerals. Look on the nutrition facts label for bioflavonoids, rutin, rose hips and, of course, Vitamin C. Another choice to lend energy that allows you to fully enjoy the stress release mechanism of going golfing is to supplement with a B Complex vitamin with zinc.

Runners and Joggers

Nutritional needs focusing on vitamins and minerals for those who jog or run must focus on the fact that the act of running burns up glucose before it gets around to burning up fat in order to produce energy. In addition to the multivitamin with chelated minerals, runners want to make sure they get plenty of antioxidants that help to stem off the reaction of free radicals. Antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E and selenium. Add in a stress B complex with zinc. If you don’t already make wheat term a regular part of your diet, you should immediately make plans to add it. Wheat germ contains octacosonal which is a compound that just may increase your endurance and facilitate oxygen utilization. Runners and joggers should look for their vitamin intake in carbohydrates like fruit, protein-rich sources like poultry and fish and fats like nuts.

Racquet Sports

Tennis and racquetball require a substantial output of energy, great endurance, muscular strength, coordination and sharp eyesight. Even the most advanced of multivitamins can’t provide all that. This means you must supplement freely to your daily multivitamin intake. Add two doses of a stress B complex to your diet. The addition of calcium can help protect your bones from injury. Some evidence points to vitamin E as helping to improve athletic performance such as improving muscle strength as well as stamina. The ability of your body to recycle vitamin C is also improved by adding vitamin E to your diet.