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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Can Baking Soda Improve Your Training Gains?

If you're serious about your training, you're always looking to improve your workouts and make gains (which is probably why you're visiting STACK....

2 Safe Pre-Workout Supplements

Pre-workout supplements are a very common purchase for young athletes looking to improve their fitness and performance. With so many brands and choices...

Workout Supplements: Do You Really Need Them?

My high school and collegiate athletes routinely ask me which workout supplements they should take. Then, one of two things happens: the theme mus...

The Best Post-Workout Supplements and Nutrition

I constantly see athletes looking for ways to make their workouts harder and more intense. But athletes also need to think about how to balance thei...

7 Rules That Would End PED Use in Baseball Immediately

Photo: AP The recent suspension of Alex Rodriguez and 12 other Major League Baseball players for using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is being...

Use Sodium Bicarbonate to Get More Out of Creatine

Athletes who have taken creatine monohydrate know that it works, although they may not understand the science behind it. What Is Creatine? Creat...

The Truth About Muscle-Enhancing Supplements

Muscle-building supplements should be simple: Take them and build muscle. Unfortunately, today's market is filled with a lot of confusing products. ...

Why Basketball Players Should Ditch Energy Drinks

Many athletes look to supplements to get ready to play with heightened energy levels. Pre-workout supplements such as N.O. Xplode, Jack3d, and caf...

Soy vs. Whey Protein

Whey protein has ruled protein supplementation for years. But recent changes in how protein is processed have made soy protein a viable alternative....

6 Supplements That Power Quality Workouts

To get an edge on their competition, some athletes unfortunately turn to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). This is a fancy way of saying they us...

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