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Nutritional Supplement


Nutritional Supplement - what is it?

So what is a nutritional supplement? Nutritional supplement is a product that provides additional sources of nutrients when people don't get enough of them through food or when a well-designed diet doesn't work. Nutritional supplement increases the intake of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, herbs, etc. It gives you the opportunity to achieve the average daily intake of some specific nutrient.

Nutritional Supplement - be careful.

You have to careful when purchasing some nutritional supplement, since supplements are not required to meet FDA standards. There are many fake supplement products on the market nowadays, so make sure that you consult with you doctor or other health professionals if some type of nutritional supplement is right for you. Also read the label carefully since many ingredients may be harmful for you.

Nutritional Supplement - sports supplements.

If you are an athlete, you will have access to some types of nutritional supplement or supplements developed specifically for athletes. For example, according to many sport researchers, caffeine supplements claim that caffeine improves athletic performance, increases energy, delays fatigue, improves fat burning, and enhances body fat loss. Protein supplements claim that protein supports muscle growth, increases muscle strength and mass, improves recovery, etc. Creatine supplements claim that creatine improves performance, increases muscle mass, delays fatigue.

If you are an athlete, you need to be careful about using nutritional supplements as there is very little research regarding the safety of some of the supplements. Don't just believe the supplement labels' claims, but instead believe only these facts that have been scientifically proven. Consult with doctors, health professionals, and fitness trainers. Sometimes a well-designed diet is enough to supply your body with everything it needs, so don't turn to supplement right away.

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Newsweek

Omega-3 Supplements Are a Waste of Money
Newsweek
Consumers worldwide spend more than $30 billion a year on omega-3 products and supplements, according to Packaged Facts, a consumer market research company. In surveys of 10,000 frequent supplement users conducted by ConsumerLab.com, fish oil ...
Omega-3 supplements won't help your memoryMother Nature Network (blog)
Omega 3 is still good for the brain. But 'fish oil supplements just don't cut it.'Washington Post
Study questions benefits of fish oil supplementsFox News
UPI.com -National Institutes of Health (press release)
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Lompoc Record

Multivitamins and supplements: To take or not to take?
Lompoc Record
For some people, however, taking certain supplements may be the best way to get nutrients they may be lacking through diet. So, Harguth cautions, it's important to understand the exact impact supplements will have on your body before getting out your ...



WBUR

Workout Supplements: Does Overuse Signal An Eating Disorder Among Men?
WBUR
Well, new research suggests that overusing popular supplements like whey protein and creatine to improve workout performance may signal an emerging eating disorder. Researchers presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's ...



Medical News Today

Omega-3 supplements, physical activity fail to show effect against cognitive ...
Medical News Today
The diet study concludes: "Among older persons with age-related macular degeneration, oral supplementation with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids or lutein/zeaxanthin had no statistically significant effect on cognitive function." The exercise ...

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Exercise, Supplements May Not Keep Elderly Sharper
WebMD
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical ...

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Whole Food Supplements Leader, MegaFood, Announces its First Fortified Food ...
PR Newswire (press release)
DERRY, N.H., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MegaFood™, a pioneer in the natural supplement category, today announces its entry into fortified foods through its partnership with premium organic juice producer, Uncle Matt's Organic, a Florida-based, ...

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Study: Obese teens see no benefit from vitamin D supplements
Janesville Gazette
“After three months of having vitamin D boosted into the normal range with supplements, these teenagers showed no changes in body weight, body mass index, waistline, blood pressure or blood flow,” Kumar said. “We're not saying the links between vitamin ...



Hanford Sentinel

Study: Easy does it on Vitamin D supplements for obese teens
Hanford Sentinel
"After three months of having vitamin D boosted into the normal range with supplements, these teenagers showed no changes in body weight, body mass index, waistline, blood pressure or blood flow," says Dr. Kumar. "We're not saying the links between ...

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2 Minute Medicine

Nutritional supplements do not significantly affect cognitive function in the ...
2 Minute Medicine
1. Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids, lutein or zeaxanthin did not significantly impact the cognitive function of the elderly adults examined in this study over a 5-year period. 2. There was also no significant difference in cognitive function ...

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NutraIngredients.com

All eyes on supplement sold with 77 x safe vitamin E levels
NutraIngredients.com
It urged consumers not to take the product, 'Vitamin E hochdosiert', which was and still is available on Amazon. On the German Amazon site the product was listed as a number one bestseller. The authority urged consumers not buy supplements online.


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