So if I have the 'high five zero' tablets, would I need the liver tablets too or instead of?
TOO ! As well as electrolytes.
I can explain why liver tabs are best.......
Most multi-vits will have SOME iron in them.....Maybe MORE than the actual RDA. BUT the TYPE of Iron will be of 'NON-HAEM' type. Meaning 'not derived from blood'
This type is far LESS readily absorbed into your system. If the vit-pill bottle says 200% RDA, your body will only receive in reality about 50%! That is where the use of multi-vits is somewhat controversial - in how much is actually ABSORBED.
Dessicated liver tabs (although admittedly not everyone's 'cup of tea'!) contain a concentrated source of HAEM (blood-derived) iron which your body can effectively harness and USE immediately upon digestion. These tablets are broken down very quickly in the stomach as they are, in essence, a NATURAL foodstuff that has merely been purified and COMPRESSED into tablet form!
They also contain an abundance of certain B-vitamins which are essential to enable us to burn our own body fat and process any carbs we eat. B-vits will also help us remain more alert and energetic during fasting as they enhance NATURALLY our ability to tap into our own fat stores for energy. So many people buy expensive fat-burning pills with swanky brand names when they would be better off buying a good B-complex vitamin instead. And NEARLY ALL fasters WILL GET DEFICIENT of B-vit (as well as others) fairly soon after they start fasting. I am absolutely SURE that this is one of the main reasons why so many heavy-restrictors/fasters complain about hitting 'plateaus' in their rate of weight loss. They are simply 'starving' themselves not only of calories, but also of the minerals, vitamins and trace elements the body needs to carry out every-day functions with the utmost efficiency - two of those functions being ENERGY RELEASE and FAT-BURNING ! This is why I feel so many folk complain of feeling sluggish and drained during fasting.
I'll find you some more links.
Watch this space!
Whilst some of these links may seem a little off-topic, they are all closely related in that they discuss the importance of electrolytes, Iron and B-vits also.
Happy reading. I hope I don't bore you to death !