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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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