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Vitamin Supplements Hollywood FL

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

The Telemarque Group Ltd., LLC
(786) 486-5392
10053 S.W. 16 Street
Pembroke Pines, FL

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Vitamin Hut
(954) 747-8977
4193 N Pine Island Rd
Sunrise, FL

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Cid Botanicals
(877) 422-3657
7269 NW 12th St
Miami, FL

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Integrated Medicine of Miami-Dade & Trinidad
(786) 220-0896
4505 West Flagler Street, Suite 202
Miami, FL
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R D Nutrition Associates
(954) 447-1444
10021 Pines Blvd Ste 104
Pembroke Pines, FL
 
Silicium Laboratories LLC
(877) 454-2486
12800 NW 38th St.
Miami, FL

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Sunny Naturals, Inc.
(305) 840-3040
P. O. Box 522934
Miami, FL

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Apple A Day Natural Food Market
(305) 538-4569
1534 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL

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Seabreeze Smoothies Juice Bar
(954) 499-7097
350 N University Dr
Pembroke Pines, FL
 
Diet Center of Pembroke Pines
(954) 435-1116
8972 Taft St
Pembroke Pines, FL
 
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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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