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Vitamin Supplements Lakewood OH

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

Green World Tree
(440) 779-4270
25795 Butternut Ridge Road
North Olmsted, OH

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Anti-Aging and Vitality Center
(216) 573-5600
6000 Lombardo Center Drive
Seven Hills, OH
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Other, Men's Health, Functional Medicine, Bio-identical HRT
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American Holistic Medical Association

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YHHT-Your Holistic Health Team
(440) 526-2485
8977 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH
Services
Supplements, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Hobart Health Foods
(216) 221-2633
15001 Madison Ave
Cleveland, OH
 
Shaklee Authorized Distributor
(216) 932-4003
3818 Silsby Rd
Cleveland, OH
 
Integrative Health Center
(440) 995-0555
5555 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Other, Men's Health, Massage Therapy, Healthy Aging, Colon Hydrotherapy, Chelation Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Cleveland State University
(216) 269-9945
PO Box 608431
Cleveland, OH
Services
Surgery, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Student, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Sex Therapy, Research, Rehabilitation Therapy, Public Health, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Physical Exercise, Pharmacology, Pathology, Pain Management, Other, Nuclear Medicine, Men's Health, Meditation, Legal Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Art Therapy, Aromatherapy, Allergy, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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North Coast Natural Health
(330) 460-5155
1814-B Pearl Road
Brunswick, OH
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Metabolic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Arthritis, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Nature's Bin
(216) 521-4600
18120 Sloane Ave
Lakewood, OH
 
Herbalife Distributor
(216) 486-6457
Will Kaiser
Cleveland, OH
 
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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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