Tag Archives: Supplements

Sports Nutrition: The Role of Arginine Supplementation

Diet has a profound effect on human health. Nutrients can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the quantity we ingest, the quality of the diet, and what other foods they react with in digestion. In addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, contents of the diet before and after exercise are of paramount importance...
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Dangers of Supplementation for the Athlete: Human Growth Hormone

The use of dietary supplements is common. The 1999 to 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that well over 52 percent of athletes in the United States take at least one dietary supplement daily. Although, in my opinion, supplementation can play a beneficial role in improving performance, it can also compromise an athlete's...
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Short Term Creatine Supplementation and Competitive Female Swimmers

Growing up I had the pleasure of swimming with some of the best age group swimmers in Australia. During a training session it was not uncommon for swimmers to consume various ergogenic aids in the form of a sports drink or supplement. In fact many swimmers used a supplement called creatine to maximise their training performance....
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Sports Performance and Vitamin Supplementation: Is it Necessary?

According to many researchers, athlete’s needs for vitamin's may be higher than the general population. The reason being, intense physical activity increases energy and oxygen demand. Of course, athlete’s needs will depend upon the type of sport, training intensity and environmental conditions that the athlete is to undertake or exposed too. Several studies have disputed as...
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Mauve Factor formerly known as Pyrrole Disorder

The biological origin of Mauve Factor is unknown. Over decades, serious consideration has been given to dietary sources and porphyrins such as heme (deep red, non protein, ferrous component of hemoglobin). It is now well understood that activated vitamin B6 in combination with Zinc piccolinate is usually sufficient in suppressing mauve factor to achieve an...
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