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Vitamin Supplements Franklin MA

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

A New Leaf
(781) 449-6777
1038 great plain ave
Needham, MA

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CocoaMiracle®
(781) 330-0871
P.O.Box 163
Newton, MA

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General Nutrition Centers
(508) 541-3438
200 Franklin Village Dr
Franklin, MA
 
Herbalife Distributor
(508) 533-7883
33 Summer St
Medway, MA
 
Whole Foods Market
(508) 966-3331
255 Hartford Ave
Bellingham, MA
 
RI Holistic Nurse Practitioner
(401) 585-7877
35 South Angell Street
Providence, RI
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Buy BodyBuilding Supplements
(800) 800-9688
455 Whitney Street,Northborough, MA 01532,United States
Northborough, MA

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Holistic Health Center
(508) 533-4622
176 Main St
Medway, MA
 
Hessco Nutrition Dept
(508) 384-1164
400 Taunton St
Wrentham, MA
 
David E Stewart & Associates Inc
(508) 634-1095
6 Cemetery St
Mendon, MA
 
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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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