It made sense to contact Life Extension Europe’s health advisors and together they designed a protocol with recommendations for the specific needs Kevin Magnussen had.
“I found it interesting, that you can get a supplement for any specific need, you might have. That you can improve yourself on a detailed level. You can be optimised just like the engine.”
“You can’t just take any odd vitamins or supplements. There can be a huge difference depending on the research and development invested in developing the supplement or vitamin. Life Extension’s products are backed by science which is vital for me.”
“It’s important that the vitamins and supplements are documented. But I don’t wake up every morning feeling an improvement, but I can feel a steady progress and I can see that my physical and mental results are improving. I want any advantage I can get my hands on,” Kevin Magnussen says.
Kevin Magnussen received a protocol with around 10 supplements and among them, the multivitamin Two-Per-Day.
“Two-Per-Day is a very broad vitamin mix. It’s like a foundation. It provides me with a broad range of vitamins, I need. It’s not specifically for me as a racing driver but it’s helping me to secure my general health, and support my immune system, which equally importantly may even save me for a virus infection from time to time. I have two small kids, and they are magnets for viruses in a family,” he says.
He is recognized as one of the best starters on the Formula 1-circuit. It demands a high level of concentration, focus and reaction. To improve this aspect of his performance he takes Quick Brain Nootropic.
“You must react on the 1000th of a second. To do this you need sharpness. Just like any other component on the car you can optimize your brain and get a little advantage over the rest of the drivers around you on the starting grid.” Another supplement which stimulates cellular energy and increases energy production in the brain is Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 which Kevin Magnussen also uses.
“I can’t feel my brain is getting better on a daily basis, but you want to just take any advantage you can get. And you know, although it's hard to feel exactly, that this specific supplement has made a difference, you know it works because the science is backing it up.”
The focus is often on performance, but relaxation is also important. A good night's sleep is mandatory when you need to perform the next day.
“I travel a lot between time zones and use a lot of time adjusting to the time difference. From the Middle East and directly to America. The rule of thumb is that you can adjust one hour per day. But I only have few days to adjust. I need all the help I can get, and Melatonin is a natural supplement which helps me sleep. A good night’s sleep gives me a head start before the race has even begun.”