A dietary supplement or food supplement is a preparation intended to supply nutrients (such as vitamins minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet.
Throughout history people have been looking for foods and substances to improve their physical strength. Greek Olympians from 300 BC used mushrooms to enhance performance. Dutch swimmers in 1865 used caffeine as an ergogen. Late 1800 Belgian athletes dipped sugar cubes in ether. Ultra endurance marathon runners used a cactus based stimulant to enhance performance .Athletes are still searching for nutrition supplements that will give them an extra edge in their competitions.
Sports nutritional supplements provide good stamina and increased strength to perform well in sports. Healthy nutritional supplements not only help to build up body mass but also give all the nutritional requirement to the body in a healthy way. Increased levels of health consciousness has also led to increased usage of dietary, herbal and other nutritional supplements to maintain good health.
Sports supplements (also called ergogenic aids) are products used to enhance athletic performance, most of which are available over the counter without a prescription. They are commonly available as vitamins, hormones and synthetic drugs.
Common sports nutritional supplements are:
o Anabolic steriods
o Androstenedione and DHEA
o Human Growth Hormone
o Creatine and
o Fat burners (sometimes known as thermogenics)
Lack of exercise, unhealthy food and lifestyle are sure ways to attract diseases. Given the need for instant gratification among consumers' today healthcare and nutrition supplements also provide instant solutions in the form of: snacks, bars and shakes that are compact and easy to eat. Such nutrition packed snacks can compliment your regular breakfast, lunch or replace the fatty snack.
At RBC Life Sciences, we believe you deserve the very best in healthcare products and nutritional sports products.