This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
It has been estimated that the global sport nutrition market in 2017 accounted for approximately $30 billion U.S. dollars. This is projected to rise 50% in the next five years. Within the sport supplement industry, huge claims are made about the performance benefits of many supplements despite the reality being that, at best, there are only a handful of supplements with research evidence to support such claims. When athletes consume ineffective supplements, not only is there a waste of valuable financial resources, but it also increases the risks of anti-doping violations.
Up to 1 in 10 supplements purchased over the internet contain a sufficient amount of prohibited substances to fail a drug test. This presentation will look at the reasons for supplement contamination, identify supplements that may aid athletic performance and then suggest a 4-stage strategy to minimize the risks associated with the use of supplements. Tactics for implementing a safe and effective supplement strategy that will provide protection to the athlete as well as athlete support personnel will be discussed.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 3040, 4060, 5220
- Identify the main mechanism for the emergence of GI symptoms during high-intensity exercise
- List two nutritional factors associated with a greater risk of developing GI distress
- Describe two methods to "train the gut" to decrease the risk of GI distress
- Graeme Close, BSc, PhD, ASCC, rSEN, fBASES, fECSS