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Sport Nutritional Supplements

22 Jul

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Sport nutritional supplements can help lower your body fat; beef up your lean muscle mass, increase your antioxidant levels and overall health, and as a consequence improve the physiological and bio mechanical components of your sport!

Recent studies of the dietary practices of elite athletes report that supplements are commonly used and that some professional athletes use a very large number of (approved) supplements.

Why would they do that?
Because they know it helps their performance!

These are professional athletes who are deadly serious about producing the best results possible so they do what it takes to keep IMPROVING.

When a particular supplement allows the athlete to meet his/her goal that supplement should be considered to improve sports performance.
Providing there are no negative side effects involved, athletes should feel comfortable using it and the supplement will often offer a psychological benefit in that it increases the users confidence in his/her expected performance from using the supplement.
A quality sports nutrition supplement will also help to optimize your overall health. There is often a fine line in the difference between sport nutritional supplements and quality health supplements because many sports supplements offer other health benefits in addition to the primary ‘performance benefit’.
The quest to optimize performance or just get an edge on your weekend opponent(s) is a never ending goal of athletes and sports enthusiasts of all levels. It’s no wonder peoples’ interest in finding the best sport nutritional supplements is ever increasing.

The sports nutrition supplements industry has reached more than $ 11 billion in the United States alone!

The following nutrients are popular as exercise performance enhancers – but please note that research is lacking on the efficacy and safety of some of these commonly used supplements particular in respect of athletic performance.

 

  • Alanine
  • Bee Pollen
  • Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)
  • Carnitine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Creatine
  • Ginseng
  • Glutamine
  • Glycerol
  • HMB (B-Hydroxy B-methylbutyrate)
  • Lecithin/choline
  • Lipoic acid
  • Magnesium
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • Pyruvate
  • Royal jelly
  • Selenium
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Vanadium (vanadyl sulfate)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc

NOTE: Professional or high performance athletes must educate themselves thoroughly BEFORE taking any supplement and check that none of its components are athletic banned substances.

Some supplements may contain ingredients, such as androstenedione and ephedrine that can produce positive tests for banned substances.

Athletes under 18 must not take steroid hormone precursors or ephedrine alkaloids (Ephedra).

The green light is given only to vitamins, minerals, beverages to replenish fluids/electrolyte and protein energy bars. This is especially true for people who train yoga, since yoga health benefits focus on all natural health and wellness!

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