n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - A practical guide to the use of nutritional supplements in South Africa : guidelines

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Extracted from text ... Sportspersons should ensure that their decision to use a dietary supplement is a safe one. Unlike medicines, which are regulated by the Medicines Control Council, there is currently no governing body to control and regulate the supplement industry in South Africa. As a result many supplements may contain banned substances, and there is a chance that not all the ingredients in the supplement are accurately listed on the accompanying label. National and international sporting bodies place the responsibility for using supplements on the sportsperson. The legal clause 'strict liability' means that the sportsperson is responsible for any and all ..

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