1st Edition

Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health An A-Z Guide

    454 Pages
    by Routledge

    482 Pages
    by Routledge

    Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to dietary supplements, ergogenic aids and sports nutrition foods currently available. Consisting of over 140 evidence-based review articles written by world-leading research scientists and practitioners, the book aims to dispel the misinformation that surrounds supplements and supplementation, offering a useful, balanced and unbiased resource.

    The reviews are set out in an A-Z format and include: definitions alongside related products; applicable food sources; where appropriate, practical recommendations such as dosage and timing, possible nutrient interactions requiring the avoidance of other nutrients, and any known potential side effects; and full research citations. The volume as a whole addresses the key issues of efficacy, safety, legality and ethics, and includes additional reviews on the WADA code, inadvertent doping, and stacking.

    Combining the most up-to-date scientific evidence with consideration of practical issues, this book is an essential reference for any healthcare professional working in sport and exercise, any student or researcher working in sport and exercise science, sports medicine, health science or nutrition, and for all coaches and support teams working with athletes.

    Introduction  Amino Acids  γ - Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)  Androstenedione  Antioxidants  Arginine  Arnica  Aspartame  Aspartate and Asparagine  D-aspartic acid (D-AA)  Bee Pollen  Beta-Alanine and Carnosine  Boron  Branched-chain amino acids  Caffeine  Calcium  Carbohydrate supplements  L-Carnitine  Chinese Herbs  Chlorogenic acids (CGA)  Choline bitartrate and Acetylcholine  Chondroitin and Glucosamine  Chromium Picolinate  Cissus Quadrangularis (CQ)  L-Citrulline  Co-enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone)  Colostrum  Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)  Copper  Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps)  Creatine  Cysteine and Cystine  Cytochrome C  Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)  Dihydroxyacetone Phosphate (DHAP) and Pyruvate  1,3-Dimethylethylamine (DMAA)  Dimethylglycine (DMG)  Echinacea  Electrolytes  Ephedra  Fatty Acids  Ferulic Acid & Gamma-Oryzanol  Fish oils  Flavonoids  Folate  Garlic  Ginger  Ginkgo  Ginseng  Glandulars  Glucuronolactone  Glutamine  Glutathione and Glutamate  Glycerol  Glycine  Green Tea  Guarana  Histidine-containing dipeptides  α-hydroxyisocaproic acid (HICA)  b -Hydroxy b -methylbutyrate (HMB)  γ-Hydroxybutyrate and γ-Butyrolactone  Hydroxycut  Inosine  Inositol  Iron  Jack3D  a -Ketoglutarate (AKG)  a -Ketoisocaproate (KIC)  Ketone bodies  Lecithin  Leptin  Leucine  Linoleic acid  Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)  Alpha-Lipoic Acid  Magnesium  Medium Chain Triglycerides  Melamine  Melatonin  Methionine  Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM)  Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates (MTC)  N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)  Nitrate  Nootkatone  Octacosanol and Policosanol  Ornithine  Oxyelite Pro  Pangamic acid  Papain  Peptides  Phenylalanine  Phlogenzym and Wobenzym  Phosphate  Phosphatidylserine  Pinitol  Plant Sterols  Potassium (K+)  Prebiotics  Probiotics  Prohormones  Proline  Protein  Pycnogenol  Resveratrol  Rhodiola Rosea  Ribose  Royal Jelly  Selenium  Serine  Smilax (Sarsaparilla)  Sodium  Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Citrate  Spirulina  Succinate  Sucrose  Taurine  Theobromine and Theophylline  Threonine  Tribulus terrestris  Tryptophan  Tyrosine  Valine  Vanadium  Vitamins A, C and E  Vitamin B  Vitamin D  Vitamin K  Water (oxygenated)  Weight Loss Supplements: General  Weight Loss Supplements: Herbal  Wheat Germ Oil (WGO)  Whey Protein  Wolfberry (Goji Berry)  Yerba Maté  Yohimbine  Yucca  ZMA (Zinc Magnesium Aspartate)  Zinc  In Practice  Conclusion


    Linda M. Castell is Visiting Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK. In 1990, she joined Professor Eric Newsholme's Cellular Nutrition Research Group (CNRG) at Oxford, working on amino acids and immunology; and, after his retirement in 1996, she took over directing the CNRG. She has published several chapters and 30 papers. She initiated the A-Z series on nutritional supplements for athletes in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2009–2013)

    Samantha J. Stear is a consultant with a PhD in Biomedical Science and more than 25 years’ experience in the health, nutrition, sport and exercise sectors. Sam established the English Institute of Sport’s Performance Nutrition Service and has individually worked with Olympic medallists and world record holders. Sam has published three books, more than 50 papers and more than 150 consumer magazine articles

    Louise M. Burke is a sports dietitian with more than 35 years of experience, serving for the past 25 years as Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport, and more recently as Chair in Sports Nutrition at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. Louise has published more than 20 books and more than 200 papers

    ‘This authoritative handbook for health care professionals, scientists, coaches, athletes, and sports enthusiasts provides succinct, evidence-based reviews for over 140 supplemental products and special topics, highlighting how they can enhance (in conjunction with an already healthful diet) athletes' health, performance, and recovery … Recommended. All academic levels; professionals/practitioners.’ - A. C. Kuiken, CHOICE magazine.

    'A very helpful compendium for every sports medicine practitioner and for scientists, when considering which nutritional supplements to be effective or ineffective for patients and athletes - strong recommendation to buy.' - Prof J. M. Steinacker, German Journal of Sports Medicine.

    ‘All athletes and coaches should be made aware of [the book] and should consult it to guide their use or avoidance of substances that are promoted as "nutritional supplements".’ - Jeffrey K. Aronson, Nutrition journal