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Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. The Industrial Nature of the Supplement Game

  3. Nutritional Basics First

  4. Specialized Nutritional Supplements and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Joan M. Eckerson
      Pages 225-257
    3. Matt Cooke, Paul J. Cribb
      Pages 259-319
    4. Christopher J. Rasmussen
      Pages 369-407
    5. Tim N. Ziegenfuss, Jamie Landis, Mike Greenwood
      Pages 409-450
  5. Present and Future Directions of Nutritional Supplements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Marie Spano, Jose Antonio
      Pages 491-508
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 509-522

About this book


In the ever-growing field of sports nutrition and nutritional supplementation, it is imperative to have a comprehensive and extensive guide, which is exactly what Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise provides. The editors and authors have skillfully structured their research and findings as they deliver an accessible wealth of knowledge to the general population, while also maintaining academic and professional integrity through quality based and advanced scientific research, which renders it useful in the professional environment by sports nutritionists, exercise physiologists, strength and conditioning/personal trainers, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, college/ professional sports affiliates, and academic programs. Not only does Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise significantly cover the physical aspects of supplement usage, but it also expands its breadth as it notes the psychological effects upon users and discusses its various governmental regulations, and attempts to understand the future of nutritional supplements as the industry continues its likely growth. Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise covers a timely subject, and offers interested readers knowledgeable insight into a rising industry plagued by concerns and question.


Dietary ergogenic aids Exercise performance Nutrition Sports Nutrition Supplements exercise sports

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health, Human Performance, and RecreationBaylor UniversityWaco
  2. 2.Division of Nutrition and EndocrinologyMiami Research AssociatesMiami
  3. 3.NOVA Southeastern University Fort Landerdale

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This high quality book can be read and understood by many different people in the health professions and those who are very interested in their own supplementation strategies. This book will be very useful to me in my profession as I encounter questions regarding nutritional supplements on a daily basis. It teaches readers how to self-educate and how to identify false and misleading claims, something I have not seen in any other books. It is also better than others in the field because it does not go into such depth that readers get lost, but it does provide more detail than just the basics of nutritional supplements. This book can complement many nutritional strategies and many other sports nutrition books and should be in the library of any health professionals who work with the active population.” (Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

"This book provides detailed analysis of nutritional supplementation, supported by scientific research regarding sports and exercise performance. … Summing Up: Optional. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." (A. H. Goldfarb, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)

"Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise begins by discussing legal and psychological aspects of sports supplements, followed by chapters on the nutrient and hydration needs of athletes and those engaged in regular exercise. … All the chapters are written in an easily understood style that requires no science background or technical expertise. … particularly useful for personal trainers, coaches and anyone who wants to know the scientific details related to sports nutrition … ." (Jerry Brainum, Iron Man Magazine, July, 2009)

“The book sets forth a thorough review of the available evidence for or against dietary supplementation—from micronutrients to macronutrients and from individual to combinational dietary supplement regimes—summarizing the available evidence in well-referenced chapters. … Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise is an important bookshelf reference for clinicians who work with athletes or physically active individuals. … this book provides sufficient guidance regarding overall eating recommendations during physical activity to make it worth the purchase.” (Cynthia A. Thomson, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (18), 2010)