Saturday, March 15, 2008

Do Supplements Boost Athletic Performance?

Performance-enhancing dietary supplements are regularly used by athletes and daily exercisers. Surveys indicate that 75 percent of college athletes and almost 100 percent of body builders use at least one product that allegedly boosts performance.

Supplemental ergogenic aids is the general term for ingested substances that improve efficient use of energy, increase energy production or shorten recovery time. Growth in the ergogenic supplement industry has been astounding. There is little evidence, however, that the billions of dollars spent on performance enhancers provide the advertised results.

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