Antioxidant and Vitamin D supplements for athletes: sense or nonsense?

  title={Antioxidant and Vitamin D supplements for athletes: sense or nonsense?},
  author={Scott K. Powers and William Bradley Nelson and Enette D Larson-Meyer},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={29 Suppl 1},
The idea that dietary supplements can improve athletic performance is popular among athletes. The use of antioxidant supplements is widespread among endurance athletes because of evidence that free radicals contribute to muscle fatigue during prolonged exercise. Furthermore, interest in vitamin D supplementation is increasing in response to studies indicating that vitamin D deficiency exists in athletic populations. This review explores the rationale for supplementation with both antioxidants… CONTINUE READING
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