Opti-Men is a multi-vitamin-mineral-phytonutrient supplement. It’s manufactured by one of the largest sports nutrition supplement companies in the world, Optimum Nutrition (ON). They are part of the larger nutrition company Glanbia. ON manufacturers Opti-Men in the US along with all of their other products according to their webpage. Opti-Men is designed for the athlete in mind. It’s something you can use as a foundational product and build on top of it with other supplements and diet strategies. The product is packed with over 75 ingredients, including over 300mg of B-complex vitamins. Let’s learn more about this supplement and if it is right for you in this review of Opti-Men.
ADDRESS NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
Opti-Men has been specifically formulated for fit, active men. It provides several foundational nutrients to support healthy cellular function. The more active you are, the more nutrients you will need to support that lifestyle.
SUPPORTS MALE HEALTH
Opti-Men contains a blend of ingredients that target key aspects of male health. Some of the ingredients included target things like testosterone, libido, prostate health, and brain function.
Opti-Men has a long list of ingredients, including vitamin A, Riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin D, Biotin, and more. We’ll go into more detail on the ingredients of Opti-Man below.
Within Opti-Men is a wide array of vitamins. All vitamins are used by our bodies to assist in critical functions in one way or another. Things like B vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, and Pantothenic Acid) heavily influence our metabolism and energy production. Other vitamins like C & D coordinate our immune system. Not all vitamins are created equal, though, especially when it comes to quality. While Opti-Men does contain several vitamins active men need more of, the product does not use the highest quality ingredients. For example, Opti-Men employs vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate. Many experts agree vitamin E should be provided as mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols. It is very rare that we would ever consume only one form of vitamin E at a time. This imbalance of vitamin E consumption has been shown to provide no benefit to people supplementing. Another example of poor vitamin quality choice is the B-vitamins. Most notably B12 as cyanocobalamin and folic acid. Both are synthetic forms. They have been shown to be less bioavailable and potent when compared to their natural counterparts, methylcobalamin & folate, respectively. Something that often goes overlooked in multivitamins is the addition of fat. Vitamins A, D, E, & K are fat-soluble. To absorb them properly, it is best to consume them with some type of fat. Opti-Men does provide a small amount of medium-chain triglycerides, which can aid in the absorption of these fat-soluble vitamins.
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