Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has remained dedicated to health and wellness even in retirement. “The Austrian Oak” is known for sharing tips and tricks on proper workouts and bringing attention to appropriate nutrition. In his recent newsletter, Arnold discussed the effectiveness of multivitamins and their positive impact on the older demographic.
The seven-time Mr. Olympia winner takes pride in maintaining his legendary physique. At 76 years old, he is focused on reversing the aging process and retaining as much youth as possible. Using a combination of cardio and weight training, Arnold explains that consistent exercise routines help skin maintain its elasticity and prevent signs of aging.
Along with a steady workout routine, Schwarzenegger focuses on a well-balanced diet that includes eating less meat and relying on protein sources. Since Arnold Schwarzenegger practices a mostly vegan diet. he said he prefers pea-protein over animal alternatives.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has recently fired shots at supplement companies for false claims about their products. According to the bodybuilding legend, companies are hiding what is used in their products and providing false information including the use of illegal ingredients.
This wasn’t Schwarzeneger’s only gripe with the industry, however. The 76-year-old also discussed the effectiveness of fish oil supplements. Fish oil is widely used and studies have proven that the recommended amount of DHA and EPA are not being provided in most typical store doses. To ensure the body receives enough fish oil, Schwarzenegger said to eat fish twice a week.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses The Benefits Of A Multivitamin And How Age Plays A Part In Effectiveness
In his latest venture, Schwarzenegger took a closer look at multivitamin supplements. He explained that studies supported that people over the age of 60 were receiving an extra boost from the vitamins.
“They took individuals over the age of 60 and randomly assigned half of the people to take a multivitamin and the other half not to take one. Then, they monitored all participants for three years.
Unlike other multivitamin studies, the results were worth talking about. The group taking the multivitamin showed an impressive 30 percent improvement in memory, including recall and cognitive function, compared to the placebo group” Schwarzenegger wrote.
Schwarzenegger added that multivitamins also had a profound impact on those who “struggled to eat well.” Despite that fact, the Terminator star emphasized that “good nutrition and exercise are the best prevention of age-related decline.”
“The results might be most pronounced for people who struggle to eat well, as the research — and another prior study — suggested that people with a history of cardiovascular disease saw even more benefits.
We still believe good nutrition and exercise are the best prevention against age-related decline. And a multivitamin doesn’t replace those behaviors. But, as you get older, it could be that your need for specific vitamins increases, and this is a simple way to give your body more insurance.”
The supplement industry is thriving and while Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t the biggest fan of the business, he can’t deny that some products have a positive impact on many people’s lives.
Whether it’s creatine, fish oil, or a common everyday multivitamin, ensuring proper nutrition is key to longevity and healthy living, which are priorities of bodybuilding icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger.