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Vitamin Supplements Hillsborough NC

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

Haven Medical
(919) 969-1414
121 South Estes Drive, Suite 205D
Chapel Hill, NC
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Rheumatology, Reiki, Pulmonary Diseases, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Oncology, Nutrition, Neurology, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Healing Touch, Gynecology, Guided Imagery, General Practice, Gastroenterology, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Dermatology, C
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Gnc Store
(919) 732-3476
133 Mayo St
Hillsborough, NC
 
General Nutrition Center
(919) 620-7882
1804 N Pointe Dr
Durham, NC
 
General Nutrition Center
(919) 967-9521
201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Mills Marcia Ma Rd Ldn
(919) 408-0745
111 Cloister Ct
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Natalie Sadler, MD
(919) 929-7527
200 North Greensboro Street, Suite C7A
Carrboro, NC
Services
Supplements, Stress Management, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Orthomolecular Medicine, Mind/Body Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Nutritional Perspectives
(919) 382-2819
416 Constitution Dr
Durham, NC
 
Eckerd Pharmacy
(919) 471-1519
5319 N Roxboro Rd
Durham, NC
 
General Nutrition Center
(919) 929-2107
11312 US Highway 15 501 N
Chapel Hill, NC
 
Profile Associates
(919) 967-9400
111 Cloister Ct Ste 212
Chapel Hill, NC
 
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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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