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Vitamin Supplements Shelbyville TN

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

Nature's Health
(931) 684-0932
103 Northside Park Dr
Shelbyville, TN
General Nutrition Centers
(931) 455-2575
2111 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Honeysuckle Health Foods
(901) 682-6255
3175 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN

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Tony's Vitamins Inc.
(423) 893-8101
2020 Gunbarrel Road #2
Chattanooga, TN

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(423) 894-9954
2100 Hamilton Place Blvd Ste 213
Chattanooga, TN
H & H Health Foods
(931) 455-2169
1600 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Adam & Eve's Natural Food Garden & S
(931) 461-9963
800 Elincoln St
Tullahoma, TN
Centre Energique
(615) 347-1036
4219 Hillsboro Road, Suite 338
Nashville, TN
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Ed Grinder
(615) 832-4461
500 Paragon Mills Rd A6

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General Nutrition Centers
(901) 682-4621
1235 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis, TN
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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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