Nutritional Ergogenic AidsAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: June 2004
Presents a collection of timely reviews on the efficacy of nutritional ergogenic aids Discusses specific guidelines for safe use of the most widely used ergogenic aids Provides profiles on a wide range of ergogenic aids Includes extensive references, tables, and figures Athletes continually seek ways to gain a competitive advantage and often turn to nutritional ergogenic aids to build muscle, enhance energy, and improve physical performance. Unfortunately, limited research supports their efficacy or safety, leaving us to rely on hype and hearsay rather than hard science. Nutritional Ergogenic Aids provides an up-to-date review of what is hypothetical and what is known about nutritional ergogenic aids. Among the 23 aids discussed are branched-chain amino acids, carnitine, creatine, glucosamine, chrondroitin sulfate, taurine, biocarbonates, and ginseng. Experts from the fields of nutrition and exercise/sports science analyze data available from human studies, offer guidelines on safe use, and present current scientific evidence regarding the benefits, shortcomings, and usefulness of nutritional ergogenic aids. This authoritative resource distinguishes the science from the speculation about this growing area of sports nutrition. It is an important reference for nutritionists, dietitians, exercise scientists, sports physicians, strength and conditioning specialists, and trainers who dispense advice about these products on a regular basis.