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Ergogenic aids and the female athlete (3rd ed)

Ergogenic aids and the female athlete (3rd ed)

Jordan, Shannon L., Naclerio, Fernando ORCID: 0000-0001-7405-4894 and Morales, Julio Benjamin (2023) Ergogenic aids and the female athlete (3rd ed). In: Robert-McComb, Jacalyn J., Norman, Reid L. and Zumwalt, Mimi, (eds.) The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan. eBook Packages Medicine (R0) . Springer Cham, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, pp. 399-423. ISBN 978-3031154850; 978-3031154843; 978-3031154874 (doi:

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Female athletes tend to choose their supplements for different reasons than their male counterparts. Collegiate female athletes report taking supplements “for their health,” to make up for an inadequate diet, or to have more energy. Multivitamins, herbal substances, protein supplements, amino acids, creatine, fat burners/weight-loss products, caffeine, iron, and calcium are the most frequently used products reported by female athletes. Many female athletes are unclear on when to use a protein supplement, how to use it, and different sources of protein (animal vs. plant-based). This chapter addresses protein supplementation, amino acid supplementation, and creatine. In this chapter we also address the reported performance benefits, if any, of Echinacea, ginseng, caffeine, energy drinks, pre-workouts, and iron. The chapter concludes with a discussion on contamination of supplements and banned substances for competition. Competitive athletes should be aware of the banned substance list for their governing body and that over the counter (OTC) nutritional supplement products are not currently regulated by the food and drug administration (FDA). This lack of regulation may lead to supplements that are contaminated with banned substances.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is the third edition of the volume (Nov 26 2007 & 2009 first edition; 2014 2nd edition).
Uncontrolled Keywords: anabolic steroids; BCAA; creatine; echinacea; ginseng; protein; energy drink
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2023 17:08

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