Proven4 Ingredient Information
Proven4 Ingredient Information
When it comes to developing the leading sports supplement products, it’s much more than haphazardly cramming them with all the new and latest trending ingredients.
Proven4 is much more than this — we’ve taken our time to craft workout supplements that pay keen attention to each ingredient. If there is an ingredient in our products, we can guarantee it’s there for a reason! Let’s examine each ingredient and why they’re found in our sports supplements!
B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that support a myriad of functions from metabolism to energy support and are featured in many of our Proven4 sports supplements.
While B vitamins are a great asset to our health, many of us are falling short and only a small percentage of us are getting the recommended daily intake of B vitamins.
B vitamins are well-known for use in sports supplements for the ability to turn a variety of other nutrients into energy, and Proven4 uses a variety of B vitamins to support the athlete.
The B vitamins found in Proven4 sports supplement products include:
Thiamine is a B vitamin that is used in almost every cell of our body and it’s great for supporting energy levels and metabolism, and when it’s combined with other B vitamins it promotes important roles to our cardiovascular, digestive, and endocrine systems.
Because we cannot synthesize B1 in our bodies, we must get it from outside sources, namely our food and supplements we take. While a B1 deficiency isn’t common in developed nations, it’s important that we get the required daily amount, especially those who place a greater demand on their bodies (athletes).
B1 can be found in all of our sports supplement products including our pre-workout, energy, and post-workout recovery products.
Why is thiamine important to athletes and fitness enthusiasts?
Thiamine is relevant to those who train hard and tax their bodies as it supports the following:
Thiamine promotes a vibrant metabolism.
Not only is thiamine needed to make ATP (our body’s main energy currency) but it converts carbohydrates to glucose and helps break down fats and proteins.
This is relevant to athletes because when our metabolism is properly functioning, it is able to spend more time and energy on other bodily functions while making our preferred energy source (glucose) available for athletes to use during an intense training session.
Thiamine supports your immune system.
Much of our immune system is located right in our digestive system and spans the digestive tract, and thiamine is crucial to the health of your digestive tract — the more it’s supported and functions optimally, the more it can absorb vital nutrients from food that can then be used to support and protect your body from becoming sick.
Thiamine supports heart health.
Cardiovascular health is very relevant to athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Thiamine plays an important role in producing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine helps transmit messages between the muscles and nerves, and the heart is one of the muscles that rely heavily on these crucial signals that help maintain healthy heartbeat rhythms.
Vitamin B2 is more commonly referred to as riboflavin and acts as an antioxidant in the body.
Our bodies rely massively on riboflavin and, because we don’t make it ourselves, it has to be consumed through our diet or supplements. Similar to thiamine, riboflavin is needed for the functioning of every cell in our bodies, so needless to say, it plays a large role!
B2 can be found in a variety of our products including our pre-workout, energy, and recovery sports supplement products.
Why is riboflavin important to athletes and fitness enthusiasts?
As we mentioned earlier, riboflavin acts as an antioxidant in our bodies, which makes it imperative in reducing our oxidative stress and allows our bodies to repair more rapidly. Riboflavin is vital for a variety of reasons; let’s examine some of them below.
Riboflavin may help reduce migraines.
If you’re an athlete who has ever had an exercise-induced migraine or experiences chronic headaches, you know how they can put you out of commission and cost you precious training time.
Combat migraines and spend more time training with the support of riboflavin. Taking riboflavin has been shown to lessen the occurrence of migraines, decrease symptoms, and shorten the duration when taken on a regular basis. Add riboflavin to your diet with the help of any of our sports supplements.
Riboflavin supports energy levels.
Riboflavin plays a vital role in the repair and growth of our bodies and without sufficient levels, our bodies are unable to digest proteins, fats, and carbohydrates needed to fuel our bodies, thus carrying us through a tough workout. Similar to thiamine, riboflavin is needed to convert nutrients from food to energy, so we rely on it in how we digest and absorb nutrients.
The role of niacin supports the body in a myriad of ways such as heart health, metabolism, and optimal cholesterol levels, in addition to promoting healthy brain, skin, and glucose health.
For a complete look at niacin, check out our post about niacin from our blog.
So, why is niacin included in both our pre-workout and recovery sports supplements?
Niacin promotes healthy blood sugar levels.
As an athlete, it’s crucial that you consume enough carbohydrates to fuel your workout because this is ultimately what’s going to keep you going through the long, strenuous workouts. Whether you’re running long distances, sprinting or lifting, sometimes you need fast calories that come in gels or bars, both of which are high in sugar. Again, this is not a bad thing because you need to be able to keep up with the demands of your training so if you notice your blood sugar getting wonky, it’s important to better control the highs and lows that may come with your training.
Supplementing with niacin is a great way to support healthy blood sugar levels, especially if they become elevated.
Niacin supports skin health.
You may be asking yourself, how does skin health aid in my training?, but we assure you it does! Not only does niacin support your skin health by reducing inflammation, but it also it supports the skin’s integrity helping it heal more rapidly with any bumps, scrapes, and bruises you may get in training.
Vitamin B6 plays a role in the health of our nerves, skin, and red blood cells and it’s important to get it through your diet because, like the other B vitamins, our bodies can not make it.
Pyridoxine gets a lot of attention amongst sports nutritionists and in fitness for its role in supporting blood oxygenation.
Why is blood oxygenation important to athletes?
In the pursuit of their sport, endurance, efficiency, and speed are likely all required. It’s the ongoing battle for athletes to train hard while maintaining a competitive edge — winning is the ultimate goal.
When blood oxygen levels are optimized, it enhances their training and greatly benefits their overall performance needed for their sport and vitamin B6 gets the blood moving to support oxygenation, thus the ability to keep the muscles working harder for longer periods of time.
Vitamin B12 is necessary to support red blood cells, nerve health, and myelination (what coats our neurons and sends signals). Similar to vitamin B6, B12 may pique an athlete’s interest because of its role in blood oxygenation.
B12 is often taken before competitions or important events to improve the endurance and performance of an athlete. As we covered in pyridoxine, improved blood oxygenation better carries an athlete through a strenuous workout or competition because muscles are able to work harder, over a longer period of time.
Find vitamin B12 in our pre- and post-workout supplements!
In our exploration of B vitamins, we know that a majority of them pay a role in food and energy metabolism, and this is also true with pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 not only helps regulate energy production, but it actually helps make fat, carbohydrates, and the hormones we take in and converts them to usable energy our bodies recognize.
Pantothenic acid also supports your adrenals, thus supporting your stress response — and as we know, athletes stress their bodies more than the average person! So, to avoid adrenal burnout, vitamin B5 may help!
Pantothenic acid is found in our pre- and post-workout sports supplements.
Folate is most known for its role in the developing fetus, however, it’s an essential B vitamin needing for copying and making DNA, new cell production, and nerve and immune health.
Folate is highly beneficial for athletes because it can support the immune system which means you’re sick less frequently, it combats fatigue, and if you’re dealing with any digestion issues like bloating or constipation, it can help mitigate these GI upsets.
Folate is found in our post-workout and recovery formula.
Biotin has a multitude of functions in our bodies including acting as a coenzyme for converting glucose into usable energy, supporting a healthy blood sugar balance, and promoting, our skin, hair, and nails.
It’s a B vitamin that can support our body both alone and in a B complex.
Biotin is found in our post-workout formula.