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Vitamin Supplements Merritt Island 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 Merritt Island that give access to vitamin supplements and learn more about how vitamin supplements can help athletic performance.

Organic Food Center
(321) 724-2383
862 N Miramar Ave
Indialantic, FL
Paradise Health & Nutrition
(321) 722-1440
4270 Minton Rd
Melbourne, FL
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
(321) 674-5002
1135 W New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL
Specialty Pharmacy Services Inc
(321) 953-2004
800 E Melbourne Ave
Melbourne, FL
Well Within
(321) 724-1212
302 E Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, FL
Discount Nutrition Centr
(321) 727-1107
200 S Miramar Ave
Indialantic, FL
Herbalife Distributor
(321) 727-3363
1304 Elcon Dr
Melbourne, FL
Suzan's Health Haven
(321) 728-3930
924 E New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL
McCullagh Dorothy L PhD Lnc Nutritionst
(321) 723-8470
3920 Milwaukee Ave
Melbourne, FL
General Nutrition Center
(321) 726-0909
855 Palm Bay Rd NE Ste 102
West Melbourne, FL

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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