Category Archives: Vitamins/Minerals

Dairy isn't your only source of calcium.

Need Calcium? Dairy Isn’t Your Only Option

Most climbers get more than adequate amounts of most vitamins and minerals because most vitamins and minerals are amply supplied by even less-than-healthy diets. Even when there is a higher prevalence of deficiency for a particular vitamin or mineral, it’s always specific to a single group—such as vitamin B12 deficiency in the elderly, or iron deficiency in […]

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How to Build a Healthy and Strong Young Climber

Building Healthy & Strong Young Climbers: Part II

Fresh on the heels of Part I—which covered the major needs of a young climber including calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fats—we move on to Part II: vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Unlike the major nutrients covered in the previous installment, the topics of today’s discussion are minor players—which isn’t to say they are unimportant (far from […]

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