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Vitamin Supplements Olney MD

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

George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine
(202) 833-5055
908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200
Washington, DC
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Gnc Olney
(301) 774-2623
18301 Village Center Dr
Olney, MD
Gnc Inc
(301) 871-4332
13733 Connecticut Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Shaklee Authorized Distributor
(301) 926-1525
Gaithersburg, MD
Nikken Independent Distributor
(301) 869-6911
Gaithersburg, MD
Roots Market
(301) 774-1344
Olney, MD
General Nutrition Center
(301) 871-4332
Aspen Hill Shopping
Silver Spring, MD
Vitamin Shoppe
(703) 883-2999
1927 Old Gallows Road
Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery Health Foods
(301) 424-0787
804 Baltimore Rd
Rockville, MD
Natural Solutions
(301) 330-3975
701 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
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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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