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Vitamin Supplements Shawnee OK

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

House of Health
(405) 273-8910
1017 N Kickapoo Ave
Shawnee, OK
 
General Nutrition Center
(405) 878-8580
Shawnee Mall
Shawnee, OK
 
Shaklee Center
(405) 275-1356
2110 N Bryan Ave
Shawnee, OK
 
Sports Line Nutrition
(405) 275-5953
4901 N Kickapoo Ave
Shawnee, OK
 
Pottawatomie-County of
(405) 964-2425
McLoud, OK
 
Nutritional Supplement Store
(405) 275-1859
724 N Harrison St
Shawnee, OK
 
House of Health No 2
(405) 275-3327
314 W Macarthur St
Shawnee, OK
 
Good Earth Nutrition Center
(405) 273-4394
1601 N Harrison St Ste C
Shawnee, OK
 
House of Health
(405) 598-1656
1011 N Broadway St
Tecumseh, OK
 
Cyrake's Herbs & Nutrition Cente
(405) 382-4372
619 N Milt Phillips Ave
Seminole, OK
 

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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