Many athletes believe they need dietary supplements to perform at their best. However, there is limited, if any, evidence supporting the need for supplements. Athletes using supplements without the advice of knowledgeable dietitians or trainers are not practicing a well thought-out fueling and nutrition plan.
While some athletes use dietary supplements without any problems, there are dietary supplements that can cause serious health and anti-doping risks. The decision of whether to use dietary supplements should not be taken lightly.
No organization, including USADA, can guarantee the safety of any dietary supplement, and because dietary supplements are regulated in a post-market manner, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not evaluate these products prior to them being brought to the market. You need to be an informed consumer.
This website has been created to provide an in depth look at the issues facing athletes when navigating the dietary supplement industry.