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Vitamin Supplements Alamogordo NM

Vitamin supplements include amino acids, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, dietary minerals, and many more. They can be found in foods and natural health products. See below for local businesses in Alamogordo that give access to vitamin supplements and learn more about how vitamin supplements can help athletic performance.

Life Force Acupressure Center & Health
(575) 434-0777
614 10th St
Alamogordo, NM
 
General Nutrition Center
(575) 479-1081
752 New Mexico Ave
Holloman Air Force B, NM
 
Vitamin Trader
(800) 334-9310
211 Montano Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM

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Heel Inc.
(505) 559-2957
10421 Research Road
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Bio-identical HRT, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Cox Judy Ms Rd Ld
(575) 769-0888
1521 W 13th St
Clovis, NM
 
General Nutrition Centers
(575) 434-3973
3199 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM
 
Tina's Ark Wellness & Health for People & Animals
888-213-8593 MST
P.O. Box 1604
Tijeras, NM

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David Riley MD
(505) 983-0546
3600 Cerrillos Road, Suite 712
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Yoga, Supplements, Stress Management, Research, Preventive Medicine, Physical Exercise, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, General Practice, Functional Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy, Biofeedback
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Nob Hill Chiropractic
(505) 265-9656
201 Dartmouth Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Kaufman Jemery Rd
(575) 758-2224
Weimer Rd
Taos, NM
 
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Vitamins and Supplements - men vs women

 



Dietary supplements are often used by competitive cyclists with the hope that they will improve their physical performance. A list of commonly used vitamins, minerals, and other herbal and organic compounds (with the editor's comments) can be found in the section on nutritional supplements . Do male and female athletes have different needs for supplements? Are supplements used differently in men and women athletes?

Before answering this question, remember that one should be skeptical about unbelieveable claims for all these products. And unless they are proven in well designed, blinded studies, assume that a claim which sounds too good to be true, probably is. There are few shortcuts for a well designed training program supported with sound nutrition. And although there may be little risk in trying supplements in addition, there is a monetary cost for those on a limited budget for their athletic pursuits, as well as the potential to lose focus on the need for a good training program.

Based on the scientific and nutritional literature (double blind studies not annecdotal or personal experience) only two supplements (both minerals) have been shown to be needed in differing amounts by men and women - calcium and iron.

Calcium is the major mineral involved in bone growth and repair. There is no evidence that calcium supplements are needed by male athletes. The same is true of the average female involved in regular, vigorous physical activity. The exception is the female athlete who, because of the intensity of her training, has become amenorrheic. Amenorrhea is the abnormal suppression of the menstrual cycle and is associated with hormonal changes that can affect bone formation. Recent evidence has suggested that the positive effects of exercise on bone formation noted in all athletes will act to minimize the effects of amennorrhea in this specific group as well, and at this time there is still a lack of consensus as to the absolute need...

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