Running – Performance
In order to achieve your best performance as a semi-professional or a professional runner, it’s important to give your body time to rest and recovery after each training session. The Competitive Runner Package was specially formulated to support you with this so you can focus fully on achieving your best performance yet.
You are a competitive runner at the national or international level looking to optimize your performance. In order to achieve this, it’s important to maximize each training session and to give your body time to rest and recover properly. Recovery determines the gains you make during training. Adequate sleep and rest paired with a healthy diet is crucial. Supplements can offer additional support to athletes. The Virtuoos Competitive Runner Package is the perfect starting point. It contains Multi Health Support Gold (without B6), Whey Recovery Gold, Magnesium Gold, Krill Omega-3 Gold, and optional D3-600IU Gold and iron Complex Gold.
Multi Health Support Gold (without B6)
This multivitamin is perfect for professional and semi-professional runners. It offers a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. This product is an excellent supplement to your daily diet.
Whey Classic Gold
Whey Classic Gold is the ideal post-training product. The high-quality whey proteins support muscle recovery and help you get the most out of your training sessions.
Magnesium is renown in the sporting world and for good reason. It plays an important role in several bodily functions that are crucial to athletes, such as maintaining muscle strength and flexibility, supporting metabolism, and contributing to a healthy electrolyte balance.
Krill Omega-3 Gold
The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have countless positive effects and play an important role in maintaining heart, eye, and brain health. The choline in Krill Omega-3 Gold helps to maintain healthy cell membranes and supports lipid metabolism – processes that are crucial to runners.
D3-600 IU Gold (optional)
We recommend taking additional D3-600IU Gold from September to April. The body produces less vitamin D in this period due to a reduction in sun exposure. People with dark skin can benefit from taking a vitamin D supplement year-round. Vitamin D is important for healthy muscle function, which is why it’s particularly important that athletes get enough of this vitamin.
Iron Complex Gold (optional)
Iron is a mineral that aids the effective transport of oxygen in the body. It also supports the immune system and metabolism and helps reduce fatigue. It is particularly important for runners to get enough iron. Blood analysis can determine whether an iron deficiency is present. When you train at intense levels, an iron supplement can be beneficial.
|Profile Running – Performance|
|Training:||Frequency: Daily or multiple training sessions|
Duration: 1 to 4 times per time
|Moment||Dietary supplement||Quantity||Recommended use|
|1 per day||Multi Health Support Gold (zonder B6)||1 capsule||Take during or immediately after a meal|
|1 per day||Krill Omega-3 Gold||2 licaps||Take during or immediately after a meal|
|1-3 per day||Whey Classic Gold||2 measuring scoops||Take after training or whenever you need extra protein|
|3 per day||Magnesium Gold||1 capsule||Take during or immediately after a meal|
|Moment||Dietary supplement||Quantity||Recommended use|
|1 per day||D3-600IU Gold||1 capsule||From September to April or year-round if you have dark skin|
|1 per day||Iron Complex Gold||1 capsule||Take during or immediately after a meal, preferable before training|
Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) is an innovative multivitamin that is carefully tailored to the needs of today’s athletes. This high-quality multivitamin is one of the most frequently used multivitamins among Dutch top-level athletes.
Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals to support your health. Vitamin C, iron, zinc and selenium boost your immunity and the B vitamins are important for your energy metabolism. To help your muscles function properly and reduce tiredness, this multivitamin also contains vitamin D, folic acid, iron, and potassium.
Why use a daily multivitamin?
A top-level performance places huge demands on your body. Not only does it require energy but also many nutrients, including proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Of course, a healthy diet forms the basis for this, but a good multivitamin can offer you additional support. That’s why most top-level athletes choose to take a multivitamin supplement every day. This gives you complete peace of mind so you can focus on achieving your best performance yet.
Multivitamin without B6
Excess vitamin B6 can result in unpleasant complaints. For example, high vitamin B6 levels can result in tingling, numbness, and nerve pain in the hands and feet. In top-level sport, it became apparent that many athletes’ vitamin B6 levels were much too high. That’s why Virtuoos, together with professional athletes and top-level sport medics, decided to formulate a multivitamin without B6. Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) is still one of the few multivitamins that does not contain vitamin B6.
When is it particularly beneficial to take a multivitamin?
A daily multivitamin forms a sound basis for every athlete, but there are certain times when a multivitamin is particularly beneficial. This includes:
- Periods with an energy-restrictive diet (lower consumption of nutrients)
- During domestic and international travel
- A stay abroad
- Periods of intense training or competitions
- Food intolerances in which products or product groups must be avoided
- A vegetarian diet
Is Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) also suitable for non-athletes?
Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) is also certainly a good multivitamin even if you’re not a fanatic athlete. This multivitamin is developed specifically to meet the high quality requirements set in top-level sport. That’s why this multivitamin is of the highest quality. Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) is also ideal for everyone who wants to give their health a real boost.
Multivitamin with aronia berries and Pycnogenol®
As well as essential vitamins and minerals for athletes, this multivitamin also contains aronia berry extract and the patented ingredient, Pycnogenol®. Like blueberries and blackberries, aronia berries are rich in antioxidants in the form of anthocyanins. This flavonoid gives a blue-violet tint to flowers and fruits. Pycnogenol® is a high-quality extract from the pinus pinaster and is full of polyphenols. Pycnogenol® is particularly rich in proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which have a strong antioxidant action.
Every batch of Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) is produced in accordance with the NZVT system’s (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands) anti-doping and other standards and therefore displays the NZVT logo. This means that high performance athletes can use Multi Health Support Gold (without B6) with confidence. Pure supplements are also important for those who aren’t high performance athletes. Contamination with harmful or prohibited substances and incorrect labelling are common problems in the supplement world. Our high-end production process, focus on quality and the independent NZVT seal of approval mean you can rest assured that you’re consuming a pure product.
Take one capsule a day with plenty of water, preferably with a meal.
Krill Omega-3 Gold is the new generation of Omega-3. These unsaturated fatty acids do not come from fatty fish species but are extracted from krill (Euphausia superba). Krill is a collective term for approximately 80 shrimp-like crustaceans ranging in size from one to six centimetres. They can be found in large schools in the waters around Antarctica. Krill feeds on plankton and algae that contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Krill oil is less contaminated as it stands at the bottom of the food chain and has not accumulated contaminants from the sea.
EPA and DHA
Thanks to the unique composition of krill oil, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are absorbed effectively. A daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA has a beneficial effect on the heart. In addition, the omega-3 fish fatty acids EPA and DHA are a good addition to the diets of athletes who do not eat fish.
MSC Label – Sustainable fishing
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label can be found on fish products originating from sustainable fishing practices. Fishermen and fisheries wishing to be awarded this label must meet the following criteria:
- No overfishing of fishery resources
- Preservation of the ecosystem
- Effective management of fishery activities.
The krill used by Virtuoos is caught by means of Eco Harvesting®, with due consideration for the ecosystem as a whole. This patented system is an environmentally-friendly krill harvesting technique. It was developed in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF-Norway). On account of this sustainable harvesting technology, Aker Biomarine has been independently certified in accordance with MSC standards.
Every batch of Krill Omega-3 Gold is produced in accordance with the NZVT system’s (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands) anti-doping and other standards and therefore displays the NZVT logo. This means that high performance athletes can use Krill Omega-3 Gold with confidence. Pure supplements are also important for those who aren’t high performance athletes. Contamination with harmful or prohibited substances and incorrect labelling are common problems in the supplement world. Our high-end production process, focus on quality and the independent NZVT seal of approval mean you can rest assured that you’re consuming a pure product.
Take two Licaps per day with plenty of water, preferably with a meal.
Optimum recovery after exercise is important for all athletes. Particular attention must be given to recovery if several competitions take place on the same day or if training is frequent and intensive. Your ability to recover largely determines how much progress you can make. If muscles do not recover properly, the next performance will be less optimum.
Consuming proteins after a training session or sports performance supports the recovery of muscle tissue. Whether you are involved in a strength sport, team sport, or endurance sport, every athlete can benefit from the right amount of high-quality proteins at the right times.
Whey Classic Gold supports the recovery of muscles after exercise so that you can start training again sooner. In addition, the proteins in Whey Classic Gold stimulate muscle growth and support muscle strength.
Endurance athletes have a slightly lower need for protein than strength athletes. However, the importance of proteins for endurance sports must not be underestimated. When you train for longer than two to three hours, proteins must be supplemented to prevent amino acids from being released from skeletal muscles. Proteins help muscles to recover after intensive endurance training.
Team sports are characterized by frequent bursts of explosive activity, with frequent accelerations and decelerations. These exertions can produce muscle damage. To recover as optimally as possible, it is important for team athletes to consume proteins in sufficient amounts. In addition, proteins support muscle building and contribute to the development of muscle strength. Proteins therefore help you become even stronger and faster as a team athlete.
Low in calories
Whey Classic Gold supplies high-quality protein without too many calories. The energetic value of a 30-gram serving is 117 kcal. Using Whey Classic Gold does not result in an unwanted increase in weight.
Whey Classic Gold has a pleasant flavour and is easy to digest. A shake is easy to drink wherever you are. Proteins can be absorbed in muscles two to three times faster in the first two hours after a training session. Drink Whey Classic Gold immediately after exercising and/or before going to sleep. The proteins help the muscles to recover and help build up muscle mass, so that you are once again ready to deliver an optimum athletic performance!
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
Every batch of Whey Classic Gold is produced in accordance with the NZVT system’s (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands) anti-doping and other standards and therefore displays the NZVT logo. This means that high performance athletes can use Whey Classic Gold with confidence. Pure supplements are also important for those who aren’t high performance athletes. Contamination with harmful or prohibited substances and incorrect labelling are common problems in the supplement world. Our high-end production process, focus on quality and the independent NZVT seal of approval mean you can rest assured that you’re consuming a pure product.
Magnesium in the body
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is found in almost all of your body’s cells. Magnesium plays a key role in many different processes in our body. The most important sources of magnesium in our food are whole grains, nuts, and green leafy vegetables. Magnesium is particularly interesting for people who do not eat enough of these products.
Magnesium is also an essential mineral for athletes, as it supports muscle development and helps keeps your muscles flexible. Moreover, magnesium plays a role in impulse transmission between nerve cells, supports protein synthesis, and helps in the release of energy from your food. Magnesium is also beneficial in reducing tiredness and fatigue, which is why magnesium supplements are extremely popular among athletes.
Extra magnesium for athletes
Intensive exercise leads to an increased need for magnesium. Athletes also lose extra magnesium through sweat. Endurance athletes in particular can benefit from extra magnesium. You can use magnesium supplements to increase your daily intake of magnesium. It’s a great way to ensure that you as athlete meet your increased magnesium requirements.
Magnesium supplements can be used to:
- Support normal muscle function
- Reduce feelings of tiredness
- Support the nervous system
- Maintain strong and flexible muscles
- Support protein synthesis (for example for muscle growth and recovery)
- Increase intake during intensive training periods
Magnesium contributes to general fitness. Those who feel fit can get more out of their training programme!
Magnesium Bisglycinate – Most readily absorbed form of magnesium
Magnesium Gold contains the most readily absorbed form of magnesium, namely magnesium bisglycinate. Magnesium bisglycinate is an organic form of magnesium, which is more easily absorbed than inorganic forms of magnesium. The body views magnesium bisglycinate as an amino acid, which means that it does not need to compete with other minerals for absorption.
Magnesium Gold supplies 375 mg of elemental magnesium per daily dose. The addition of Bioperine® further optimizes the absorption of magnesium. Magnesium Gold contains low amounts of vitamin B6 to contribute to the function of magnesium in the body.
Magnesium Gold is produced in accordance with the anti-doping standards and other standards of the NZVT system (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands) and therefore displays the NZVT logo. Magnesium Gold can be used by top athletes with confidence, so that they can concentrate on delivering an optimum athletic performance with peace of mind.
This product does not contain any known allergens and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Take one capsule twice a day with plenty of water, preferably with a meal.