Nutrition For Athletes

Athlete specific Nutrients, contained in Mountain Rescue Nutrients

All of our vitamins and minerals are organic plant-based, naturally occurring, never synthetic!


B-1 involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates to glucose needed by muscles to form glycogen. Glycogen is the form of glucose storage in muscle for energy. Also supports the nervous system.

B-2 involved in the breakdown of carbs, fats and protein for energy (ATP). Supports red blood cell production for oxygen transport throughout the body by metabolizing iron.

B-3 involved in the function of the very important compound for energy transfer NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). Also involved in red blood cell formation.

B-5 involved in forming acetyl-CoA that improves nutrient utilization

B-6 involved in the breakdown of carbs and protein for energy. Very important in glycogen breakdown that releases energy in muscle

B-7 helps form vital enzymes important for gluconeogenesis (glucose formation from non-carbohydrates)

C antioxidant (protecting cells from free radicals), improves absorption of non-heme iron from plants, helps to synthesize norepinephrine (important to breaking down glycogen for energy release in muscle)

E antioxidant, supports muscle strength and coordination.


Iron supports oxygen transport, producing anaerobic energy in times of intense exercise when your lungs are maxed, formation of cytochromes that transfers energy in the important mitochondria (powerhouse) of cells, helping the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for quick bursts of energy

Copper antioxidant, cellular energy production, bone strength

Manganese supports the breakdown of carbs for energy, the production of proteoglycans that support cartilage so the body can handle high compressive loads

Selenium used in the production of antioxidant glutathione peroxidase (SeGPx), a free radical scavenger that protects from muscle cell damage thus reduces muscle fatigue

Warning: athletes should not take synthetic vitamins especially synthetic C (ascorbic acid, ascorbate). A study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that synthetic C disrupts your muscle’s mitochondria reducing your endurance and vo2max. Go here for the study.

Don’t Risk Your Health to the Uncertainty of Synthetic Vitamins! And certainly don’t risk your performance!


Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD; John Berardi, PhD, CSCS; Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS; Helen Kollias, PhD, CSCS; Camille DePutter The Essentials of Nutrition and Coaching Unit 2 The Science of Nutrition. 4th ed. Precision Nutrition Inc 2019

Axen K, Axen KV, Illustrated Principles of Exercise Physiology, 1st ed. NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001

Alan Christianson, ND Essential Nutrients for Endurance Athletes. Nutrition Science News 5/1999