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Vitamin Supplements Longview WA

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

Country Village Nutrition Shopp
(360) 425-8100
711 Vandercook Way
Longview, WA
 
Thio Nutrition
(360) 423-0549
1106 Florida St
Longview, WA
 
General Nutrition Center
(360) 636-1338
Kelso, WA
 
Miroslawa Witalis, ND, Naturopathic & Restorative Medicine
(206) 525-0599
Northgate Professional Center
Seattle, WA
Services
Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Rehabilitation Therapy, Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Orthomolecular Medicine, Naturopathy, Metabolic Medicine, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Gastroenterology, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Environmental Medicine, Diabetes, CranioSacral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Clinical Ecology, Chelation Therapy, Cardiovascular Dise
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Uptown Nutrition
(360) 385-3290
1002 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, WA

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Three Rivers Mall
(360) 636-1338
Longview, WA
 
General Nutrition Center Longview
(360) 501-5742
100 Triangle Ctr Ste 155
Longview, WA
 
Phytosolution Nutraceutical
(509) 590-2373
Pobox 3712
Spokane, WA

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Beems Nutrition Centers
(509) 452-2400
3715 W River Road
Yakima, WA

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Emerald Center for Integrative Medicine
(206) 525-5576
9730 Third Avenue Northeast, Suite 202
Seattle, WA
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Psychotherapy, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Herbal Medicine, Gynecology, Guided Imagery, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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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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