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Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits

Edited By Jay Hoffman Copyright 2019
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    340 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise removes the myths associated with many dietary supplements. It provides an evidence-based approach to the physiological mechanisms related to popular supplements and examines the ergogenic benefits in both competitive and recreational athletes.

    This text covers a variety of supplements, including vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, beta-alanine, creatine and guanidinoacetic acid, caffeine and probiotics, as well as emerging ergogenic aids. Information on dosage, ceiling effects and washout periods is discussed, along with safety and legality for different sporting organizations. The book also offers an insight into the efficacy of certain dietary supplements in unique populations, like children and the elderly.

    Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise is an important resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students on exercise science, health and nutrition courses, as well as strength coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists and personal trainers, and medical professionals who consult with patients on dietary supplementation.

    1. Dietary Supplementation: Prevalence Of Use, Regulation and Safety

    Jay R Hoffman

    2. Vitamins and Minerals

    Eliott Arroyo and Adam R Jajtner

    3. Carbohydrate Supplementation: From Basic Chemistry to Real-World Applications

    Parker N Hyde, Richard A LaFountain and Carl M Maresh

    4. Protein and Amino Acids

    Darryn S Willoughby

    5. β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate

    Jeremy R Townsend

    6. Beta-alanine Supplementation in Sport, Exercise and Health

    Bryan Saunders and Eimear Dolan

    7. Creatine Supplementation in Sport, Exercise and Health

    Eric S Rawson, Eimear Dolan, Bryan Saunders, Meghan E Williams and Bruno Gualano

    8. Guanidinoacetic Acid in Health, Sport and Exercise

    Sergej M Ostojic

    9. Nitric Oxide Precursors

    Christopher Thompson, Andrew M Jones and Stephen J Bailey

    10. Buffering Agents: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Citrate and Sodium Phosphate

    Lars R McNaughton, Cameron Brewer, Sanjoy Deb, Nathan Hilton, Lewis Gough and Andy Sparks

    11. Caffeine

    Adam J Wells

    12. Energy Drinks

    Jay R Hoffman

    13. Probiotics

    Yftach Gepner

    14. Emerging Ergogenic Aids for Strength/Power Development

    Nicholas A Ratamess

    15. Emerging Erogenic Aids for Endurance Activity and Weight Loss

    Adam M Gonzalez

    16. Incorporating Dietary Supplements with Sports-Specific Training and Competition

    Gerald T Mangine and Matthew T Stratton


    Jay R Hoffman is Professor in the Molecular Biology Department at Ariel University in Israel. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has previously served as President of the Board of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and on the Board of the U.S.A. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.