n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Nutritional supplements - what are the facts? : editorial

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



Extracted from text ... All health practitioners involved with either high-performance sport or the promotion of physical activity will have been asked at some stage about their views on nutritional supplements. Unfortunately media hype has created the impression that nutritional supplements can provide a quick alternative to systematic training and sound, balanced eating principles. This view, often driven by companies that stand to make money out of the sales of their supplements, has created confusion among the public. An article in this issue (entitled 'A practical guide to the use of nutritional supplements in South Africa' by Kohler, Meltzer, Jakoet and Noakes), attempts to ..

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