Sports Supplements Articles

A supplement is any product that delivers nutrients to the body in addition to those supplied by food. A balanced diet is sufficient for most people, but many athletes take supplements to improve their training results and athletic performance. Popular safe supplements include multivitamins to correct nutritional deficiencies and products containing protein, creatine or glutamine to increase muscle strength and size and to enhance performance. Learn about safe and effective supplements by following advice from today's top experts and nutritionists.

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Benefits of Vitamin D3 Supplements

Vitamin D3 supplements provide a form of vitamin D that is found in the human body. Vitamin D3 is produced when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet lig...

How Pre-Workout Supplements Are Slowing You Down

If you've ever visited a nutrition or supplement store, you've been bombarded with advertisements for the latest and greatest pre-workout suppleme...

Benefits of Performance-Enhancing Supplements

As long as athletes seek to improve their performance, there will be interest in performance-enhancing supplements. Unfortunately, few legislative o...

Get the Most Out of Your Post-Workout Protein

For workout supplements many brands, nutrients and theories have come and gone except for the use of protein. Though common before, during or after a...

A Guide to Muscle-Building Supplements

More and more athletes are experimenting with muscle-building supplements to give them an edge over their competition. However, not all supplement...

Arm Yourself Against Winter With a Vitamin D Supplement

Unless you're spending the winter months in a warm locale and getting plenty of exposure to sunlight, you're probably deficient in vitamin D this time...

How to Take Creatine as an Athlete

Should athletes take creatine pre- or post-workout? Research supports both sides, but before we address that question, let's review some facts abo...

Teen Supplement Use Raises Concern

The word supplement has become a catchall for workout enhancement products. There are healthy supplements—vitamins, minerals and protein; and t...

Will Eating Too Much Protein Harm Your Health?

Everyone looking to gain lean muscle and lose fat has probably heard that consuming protein is a key part of the process. (Learn more about post-gam...

ProBar: What All Whole Food Bars Should Taste Like

Have you had your fill of protein bars? Although each one seems to promise more of one great thing or another, quite honesty most of them taste like...

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