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Elite Athlete Multivitamin
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The Cooper Complete® Elite Athlete Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement is designed to give elite or ultra-athletes, including marathoners, triathletes and those who exercise 5+ hours per week at 80% of their maximal heart rate, the supplements they need to perform their best.
240 tablets per bottle. 30-day supply.
Developed by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Clinic physicians and registered dietitian nutritionists, and a team of the country’s leading researchers, Cooper Complete Elite Athlete Multivitamin is scientifically formulated for runners, cyclists, competitive body builders and weight lifters, and other athletes who push their body to the limit.
Research has shown that strenuous aerobic exercise is associated with oxidative stress and tissue damage in the body. Exercise above the threshold levels of 150 Aerobic Points per week or working at 80 percent of your predicted maximum heart rate ((205 – 1/2 age) x 0.80) at least five hours per week may greatly increase the risk of your body tissues suffering from excess free radicals. The body’s need for oxygen during exercise seems to produce free radicals, which can result in DNA damage, cancer, direct damage to muscle tissue, and make the cells more susceptible to aging (Antioxidant Revolution, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, 1994).
This product contains NO milk/dairy or added preservatives.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 8 tablets daily (4 tablets twice daily with meals) Elite Athlete Multivitamin or as directed by your physician or health care professional. 240 tablets per bottle. 30-day supply. Vanilla-flavored easy swallow coating.
Elite Athlete Multivitamin Supplement Facts
|Serving Size 8 tablets|
Servings Per Container 30
|Vitamin A (as a natural beta carotene)||3,000 IU||60|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||2,000 mg||3,333|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||2,000 IU||500|
|Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate)||800 IU||2,667|
|Vitamin K (as phytonadione)||25 mcg||31|
|Thiamine (as thiamine hydrochloride)||3 mg||200|
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||20 mg||100|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)||10 mg||500|
|Folic Acid (as [6s]-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt) (Quatrefolic®)||200 mcg||50|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)||400 mcg||6,667|
|Biotin (as d-biotin)||300 mcg||100|
|Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)||10 mg||100|
|Iron (as carbonyl iron)||18 mg||100|
|Phosphorus (as potassium phosphate)||160 mg||16|
|Iodine (from kelp)||150 mcg||100|
|Magnesium (as magnesium amino acid chelate)||400 mg||100|
|Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate)||15 mg||100|
|Selenium (as selenium amino acid chelate)||200 mcg||286|
|Copper (as copper gluconate)||2 mg||100|
|Chromium (as chromium amino acid chelate)||100 mcg||83|
|Potassium (as potassium phosphate)||400 mg||10|
|Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)||50 mg||*|
|Lycopene (10% lycopene)||10 mg||*|
|Lutein (as Flora-GLO®) (marigold flowers)||6 mg||*|
|* Percent Daily Value not established.|
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable stearate), silicon dioxide, cellulose gum, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), titanium dioxide, glycerin, natural caramel (color), riboflavin (color), carnauba wax, natural vanilla flavor.
Item Number: 178
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to take four tablets twice a day?
Splitting the daily serving of eight tablets (four in the morning with breakfast and four in the evening with dinner) allows the body to maintain a sufficient level of the water-soluble antioxidants needed to fight off free radicals.
Do I need to take all eight tablets if I eat very healthy foods or can I just take three or four?
Take all eight. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, May 7, 1997, reported, “For some nutrients, the amounts proposed as being healthy apparently cannot be provided by a reasonable quantity and variety of natural foods. Thus nutrient supplements may be important for health promotion and prevention of certain chronic diseases.” Taking the full dosage in addition to a healthy diet will ensure that your intake of vitamins is at the best level. (Note: If you do not consistently take all eight tablets, we recommend that you take Basic One, our daily one-tablet-a-day multivitamin and mineral formula.)
Why isn’t calcium in Cooper Complete multivitamins?
Calcium requirements are dependent upon both gender and age. Because Cooper Complete multivitamins are formulated for men and women, it was best to leave calcium out of the formula.
Why do all Cooper Complete multivitamin and mineral formulations have such a high dose of B12 as compared to the daily value?
One objective of Cooper Complete multivitamin and mineral supplements is to lower the homocysteine level. Research indicates excessive levels of homocysteine may increase the risk of stroke, certain types of heart disease and peripheral artery disease (disease of the blood vessels of the arms, legs and feet).Homocysteine is a breakdown product of the amino acid methionine found primarily in meats and dairy products. In a homocysteine state, it can either go back to methionine or be broken down further to cysteine, neither of which is toxic.
Our products contain preventive levels of both vitamin B12 and folic acid, which together convert homocysteine to methionine. In addition, vitamin B6 helps to convert homocysteine to cysteine. The use of folic acid alone, i.e., not compensated with adequate vitamin B12, could increase the risk of pernicious anemia.
The tablet size is too big. Can I cut or crush the tablets to make them smaller?
Yes. It is safe to crush or cut the tablets into smaller size. However, the minerals in vitamins do not taste good. Be aware that if the tablet is crushed, it will be difficult to mask the flavor if adding it to something else.
Is Cooper Complete peanut, garlic, corn and pepper-free?
Yes. However, we outsource the actual production of our products to a manufacturing facility that produces other supplements. It is possible that other products run on the machines might contain any of these ingredients. While the equipment is cleaned completely between different runs in order to avoid cross contamination, the potential is still there.
Is Cooper Complete Elite Athlete vegetarian, vegan, “raw” or kosher?
No. Cooper Complete Elite Athlete is not vegetarian, vegan, “raw” or kosher.
Can I take this product if I am also taking Coumadin or Warfarin?
If you are taking Coumadin or Warfarin, we recommend consulting your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.