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Vitamin Supplements Fargo ND

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 Fargo that give access to vitamin supplements and learn more about how vitamin supplements can help athletic performance.

Smith Kristina Lrd
(701) 280-2033
1707 Gold Dr S Ste 101
Fargo, ND
 
Osteoporosis Center The
(701) 280-2033
1707 Gold Dr S Ste 101
Fargo, ND
 
General Nutrition Center
(701) 277-1881
Fargo, ND
 
Swanson Health Products
(701) 293-9842
109 Broadway N
Fargo, ND
 
Dakota Clinic
(701) 364-8900
Fargo, ND
 
General Nutrition Center
(701) 277-9793
3902 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND
 
Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
(701) 281-5999
4340 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND
 
Tochi Products and Specialty Foods
(701) 232-7700
1111 2nd Ave N
Fargo, ND
 
Southside Clinic
(701) 280-2033
Fargo, ND
 
Opticare
(218) 233-2650
725 Center Ave
Moorhead, MN
 

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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