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

Edited By

Jay R Hoffman

ISBN 9781138610842
Published June 17, 2019 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.