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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4 Muscle-Building Supplements That Don't Work

Supplement companies are like meteorologists. If what they say is true about half the time, nobody makes a fuss. But if you're a regular consumer of...

L.A. Galaxy's Safe Supplementation for Soccer Players

Photo: AP Omar Gonzalez, the Los Angeles Galaxy defender and likely member of the U.S. National Team heading to the World Cup, takes fueling serio...

The Positive Side Effects of Creatine (Besides Building Muscle)

The Positive Side Effects of Creatine (Other Than Building Muscle) I would like to preface this article by stating that I support the whole food...

3 Reasons Why You Should Take a Fish Oil Supplement

Athletes and those who train on a consistent basis face the challenges of dealing with joint and muscle soreness, psychological stress, and recovering...

5 Rules You Must Know Before Taking a Fish Oil Supplement

Background In the late 1980s, some of the first field tests of high-grade fish oil supplements took place with athletes in California. Dr. Barry Se...

4 Creatine Myths Exposed

Creatine is a naturally occurring amino acid-like compound used by tens of thousands of athletes worldwide to increase their strength, power, musc...

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...

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