Dietary supplements for aquatic sports.

  title={Dietary supplements for aquatic sports.},
  author={Wim Derave and Kevin D. Tipton},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  volume={24 4},
  • W. DeraveK. Tipton
  • Published 1 August 2014
  • Medicine
  • International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism
Many athletes use dietary supplements, with use more prevalent among those competing at the highest level. Supplements are often self-prescribed, and their use is likely to be based on an inadequate understanding of the issues at stake. Supplementation with essential micronutrients may be useful when a diagnosed deficiency cannot be promptly and effectively corrected with food-based dietary solutions. When used in high doses, some supplements may do more harm than good: Iron supplementation… 

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