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Nutritional Supplements for Endurance Athletes

  • Christopher J. Rasmussen

Abstract

Athletes engaged in heavy endurance training often seek additional nutritional strategies to help maximize performance. Specific nutritional supplements exist to combat certain factors that limit performance beginning with a sound everyday diet. Research has further demonstrated that safe, effective, legal supplements are in fact available for today’s endurance athletes. Several of these supplements are marketed not only to aid performance but also to combat the immunosuppressive effects of intense endurance training. It is imperative for each athlete to research the legality of certain supplements for their specific sport or event. Once the legality has been established, it is often up to each individual athlete to decipher the ethics involved with ingesting nutritional supplements with the sole intent of improving performance.

Key words

Exercise Nutrition Endurance Supplements Ergogenics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Rasmussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health & KinesiologyTexas A&M University in College Station

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