Few supplement combinations that are marketed to athletes are supported by scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Under the rigor of scientific investigation, we often see that the patented combination fails to provide any greater benefit when compared to an active (generic) ingredient. The focus of this chapter is supplement combinations and dosing strategies that are effective at promoting an acute physiological response that may improve/enhance exercise performance and/or influence chronic adaptations desired from training. In recent years, there has been a particular focus on two nutrition ergogenic aids—creatine monohydrate and protein/amino acids—in combination with specific nutrients in an effort to augment or add to their already established independent ergogenic effects. These combinations and others are discussed in this chapter.
- Exercise performance
- Resistance training
- Amino acids
- Creatine monohydrate
- Protein balance
- Glycogen resynthesis
- Sodium d-pinitol
- Sodium bicarbonate
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Cooke, M.B., Cribb, P.J. (2015). Effective Nutritional Supplement Combinations. In: Greenwood, M., Cooke, M., Ziegenfuss, T., Kalman, D., Antonio, J. (eds) Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18230-8_9
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