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Popular Supplements for Athletes

Supplements that claim to make you better, faster, and stronger can be very appealing, but be wary when considering athletic supplements. Most are not effective. A few may have some evidence that they work, but it is only very slight improvements. See the table below for information on some popular […]

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Is Protein Supplementation Necessary?

Although protein powders may be a convenient on-the-go fix for college students, protein supplements are not recommended as a replacement of protein from food sources. Protein supplementation is not necessary if you have access to a diet that is healthy and contains adequate nutrients. For those who are trying to […]

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Iron Intake and Pregnancy

Iron is an important mineral that is needed by red blood cells to carry oxygen to organs and tissues. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases and you need more iron. The recommendation for iron during pregnancy is 27 mg/day. This is high enough that a supplement may be necessary, in […]