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Authors

  1. Rosenbloom, Christine PhD, RD, CSSD
  2. Rosbruck, Michele MS

Abstract

Throughout the ages, athletes have sought to augment training and diet with substances that are ergogenic or work producing. Today's athletes have a wide variety of supplements to choose from, and a new, improved supplement is always on the horizon. This article reviews 4 popular ergogenic aids: creatine, caffeine, epigallocatechin gallate, and nitric oxide, and discusses the science behind the supplement and the potential benefits and risks of using these supplements