NUTRITIONAL ERGOGENIC AIDS: DO YOU KNOW WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

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Authors
  1. Jacobs, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Military personnel, particularly those in combat units, have a vested interest in enhancing their physical fitness in order to improve their capacity for physical work. Many are also interested in nutritional Ergogenic Aids (EAs), defined as nutritional supplements which improve physical performance. The commercial food supplement industry, and the related massive marketing, has resulted in a plethora of purported ergogenic aids. Unfortunately, most of the performance enhancement claims have no basis. This article was written for publication in the Canadian Forces Personnel Newsletter, to inform readers about "quackery" that is rampant with regard to EAs, and about reliable sources of information.
Keywords
Muscular strength;Ergogenic;Ergogenic aids;Ergogenic effects;Ginseng;Physical training
Report Number
DCIEM-98-P-52 — Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1998
Number of Pages
5
DSTKIM No
98-02751
CANDIS No
509689
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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