The protein and amino acid supplement market is big business. Bars, shakes, giant tubs of powder and specialist amino acid supplements dominate supplement shelves. But the decision to use protein supplements is based more on slick marketing claims than anything else; protein supplements offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already … [Read more...] about Who needs to use protein supplements?
People who take weight loss supplements are less likely to control other areas of their diet – a well-described psychological effect known as moral licensing.Weight loss supplements are big business despite most of them having little evidence to support their miraculous weight-loss claims. Fat burners, fat blockers, metabolism boosters, and appetite suppressants – these are … [Read more...] about Weight loss supplements loosen dietary control
Exercise has many health benefits, and one of the ways it achieves this is by the oxidative stress it places on the body. Now new research has found that athletes who take high doses of antioxidant supplements can impair the training adaptations from the beneficial stress which exercise causes.For active people, regular training is as important part of maintaining and … [Read more...] about Antioxidant supplements not a good training aid
A comprehensive scientific review has concluded that a range of popular vitamin and antioxidant supplements fail badly in showing any evidence that they can help cut the risk of heart disease.Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in developed countries and is largely influenced by food and lifestyle choices. CVD is an umbrella term which includes heart … [Read more...] about Antioxidant supplements no help in preventing heart disease
A comprehensive review of clinical trials involving a wide range of popular dietary supplements has found that with the exception of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, there is little evidence to support their use in Western countries by the general population.Dietary supplements are big business, with around half of the Australian population using at least one type per year; … [Read more...] about Dietary supplements have few benefits for most people