Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my urine go bright yellow when taking multivitamins?
High-dose multivitamins such as ULTRA B ACTIVE can turn your pee a bright, almost neon yellow colour. This is very normal and the most common culprit is vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, which is found in ULTRA B ACTIVE. The neon colour in pee is just a harmless sign that your body is removing the excess it does not require. This is a good sign, it means you have adequate levels and the excess is exiting your body and mixing with your pee.
What does ACTIVATED B vitamin mean?
Active, or activated, simply means that each B vitamin is in its bioavailable form. It’s important to realise that most B vitamin supplements contain the less expensive, inactive form of each B vitamin. ULTRA B ACTIVE uses activated B vitamins such as, Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (vitamin B6) and Mecobalamin (vitamin B12), these are more bioavailable and easier for our liver to process.
Why do athletes need vitamin B?
A major function of vitamin B is the metabolism of proteins and amino acids, and particularly in the case of thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B6 – are used to convert food into energy that can be utilised during exercise, with supplementation demonstrating the ability to support efficient energy production at a cellular level. Folate and vitamin B12 play an integral role in the synthesis of red blood cells and the repair of damaged muscle cells.
What are the best dietary sources of vitamin B?
The best dietary sources of vitamin B include meat, milk, poultry, whole grains, eggs amongst others and may be difficult for those on restricted diets. Vitamin Bs are water soluble, which means these vitamins cannot be stored by the body and must be consumed regularly in order to exert a continual beneficial effect in the body. This also means these crucial vitamins can also be lost in significant quantities through sweat and urine.
When's the best time to take B vitamins for performance outcomes?
As vitamin Bs help break down food for energy, they are best taken in the morning, even before a morning workout. They are water soluble so don’t need to be taken with food.