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Vitamin Supplements Tempe AZ

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

Tranquil Health Center
(480) 242-0501
86 West University Drive, Suite 3
Mesa, AZ
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Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Public Health, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Men's Health, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gynecology, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Diabetes, Brain Longevity, Bio-identical HRT, Allergy, Addiction, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Green Kidz R Us
(602) 228-7630
1111 Private Drive
Scottsdale, AZ

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Rays of the Sun
(480) 773-7329
12816 East Turquoise Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ
Services
Wellness Training, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Healthy Aging, General Practice, Functional Medicine, Bio-identical HRT, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Vitamin World
(480) 897-3167
5000 S Arizona Mills Cir
Tempe, AZ
 
Hi-Health
(480) 968-9089
3222 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ
 
The Life Management Center
(480) 706-8137
3941 EAST Chandler Boulevard, Suite 267
Phoenix, AZ
Services
Sex Therapy, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Psychosomatic Medicine, Pain Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Dreamwork Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork, Addiction
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American Holistic Medical Association

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pHion
(480) 556-0210
14201 N Hayden Rd Ste #4
Scottsdale, AZ

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Discount Vitamin Shop
(480) 837-4588
16838 E Parkview Ave
Fountain Hills, AZ

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Triline Inc Pipeline Contrac Tors
(480) 820-7824
4645 S Lakeshore Dr
Tempe, AZ
 
Doc Watsons
(480) 730-6688
1804 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
 
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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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