Everyone recognises the word supplement. The definition is “A thing added to something else in order to complete or enhance it.” Add the word food supplement and we change the meaning deeply to every athlete.

In the last decade I have practised as a nutrition coach I have seen an alarming increase in the uptake of supplements by athletes. This extends even to 10-12 year-old athletes.

I am alarmed. One reason is the self-prescription of food supplements by parents, coaches, trainers and physiotherapists, and it is harmful when not done by an nutritional expert.

The second reason is the spurious nature of food supplements being produced in garages and slum factories by unscrupulous agents of illegal profiteering. So, either the wrong molecule or a fake molecule is harming your body. Read more from sportstarlive.com…

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