Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body’s structure as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems, including energetics. Energy/Sports Formula has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients without danger of toxic build-up or of side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in energy production, antioxidant protection and maintenance of healthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms. Energy/Sports Formula contains not only the base formula of Douglas Laboratories™ Ultra-Specific Nutrition 2000 Series that offers intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated to offer additional fortification of the body’s defenses against oxidative assaults to the structure and function of our body’s metabolic processes including energetics. Scientific research has shown that exercise-induced oxidative damage to the structure and function of the body™s tissues can be attenuated by the various nutrients included in Energy/Sports Formula such as vitamin E, vitamin C, N-acetyl-cysteine, and gamma oryzanol. Ginseng may help sustain muscle function during some sport activities. Additionally, citrus bioflavonoids, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, and selenium provide potent antioxidant protection to maintain the healthy structure and function of blood vessels supplying oxygen and nutrients to exercising muscles.