Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise: Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise

Evidence, Safety and Ergogenic Benefits, 1st Edition

Edited by Jay Hoffman


336 pages

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Dietary Supplementation in Sport and Exercise removes the myths associated with many dietary supplements, by providing an evidence-based approach to the physiological mechanisms related to popular supplements, and examining their 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 organisations. 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.

Table of Contents

1. Dietary Supplementation: Prevalence of Use, Regulation And Safety

2. Vitamins and Minerals

3. Carbohydrate Supplementation

4. Protein and Amino Acids

5. β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate

6. Beta-alanine Supplementation in Sport and Exercise

7.Creatine Supplementation in Sport, Exercise and Health

8.Guanidinoacetic Acid In Health, Sport And Exercise

9.Nitric Oxide Precursors

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

11. Caffeine

12. Energy Drinks


14. Emerging Ergogenic Aids for Strength/Power Development

15. Emerging Erogenic Aids for Endurance Activity and Weight Loss

16. Incorporating Dietary Supplements with Sports Specific Training and Competition

About the Editor

Jay R. Hoffman is Professor in the Sport and Exercise Science program and Professor of Medicine at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida, USA. He is Director of the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness and serves as Department Chair of Education and Human Sciences within the College of Education and Human Performance. He has previously served as President of the Board of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and on the Board of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / General
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Physiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology