Nutraceuticals for Athletes

Charu Gupta, Dhan Prakash, Sneh Gupta
2016 Advanced in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences - Open Journal  
It is widely known that athletes used to rely on training and good nutrition to provide maximum results. But now to maintain a competitive edge, athletes are switching to nutraceuticals. They are dietary supplements that provide health benefits. Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are now commonly used to enhance and improve the health and performance of athletes. This has triggered the sale of nutraceuticals in the market and stores and gyms are selling hundreds of different supplements.
more » ... se nutritional supplements usually claim to improve strength, performance and stamina, help build lean muscle, and help to burn excess fat. There are many health and nutritional supplements available in the market for the athletes. It is a difficult choice to choose the suitable and appropriate nutraceutical for oneself. The present article will introduce the athlete to a variety of different nutritional health supplements available in the market including fat burners, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), numerous essential fatty acids (EFAs), creatine, whey proteins, glutamine, Tribulusterrestris, beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB), methoxyIsoflavone, and Cordyceps. Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRP) and Secretagogues Research has indicated that growth hormone releasing peptides (GHRP) and other non-peptide compounds (secretagogues) help to regulate growth hormone (GH) release. These observations ADVANCES IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES Open Journal http://dx.
doi:10.17140/aftnsoj-2-132 fatcat:d2jdtrd7xjbpjhiiovyuwo2fme