Role of dietary supplements in sports performance

Sivakumar Kannan, Anup Naha, Robindra Ramnarine Singh, Punit Bansal, Vinod C. Nayak, Sandeep Goud, Usha Rani

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Dietary supplements play a crucial part of wellbeing and lifestyle. Better nutritionfacilitates abetter immune systems and results in lower risk of non-communicable diseases and ultimately longer lifespan. According to a grand view research report, the worldwide market size of dietary supplementsis expected to reach USD 20.73 billion by 2027, showing a compound yearly growth rate of 8.2 percent over the forecast period. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDA) describes a dietary ingredient as vitamin, mineral, amino acid, herb or any botanical dietary content for a human by increasing the overall consumption of food, or, metabolite, concentrate, extract, constituent or combined effect of the above substances. In comparison to medicinal products, supplements are not recommended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. In Sports, nutritional supplements products are primarily formulated and aimed at athletes to boost their nutritional intake, performance, and muscle mass. Each of the macronutrients needed in relatively large amounts has unique properties that affect health, but all of them are sources of energy.Micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals are important for several essential functions in the body and have to be consumed along with food, asthe body cannot produce it.A large number of supplements contain banned substances and consumption of same leads to Doping. Sports Pharmacist playsa significant role to create awareness and counseling among the athlete with respect to safe consumption of dietary and nutritional supplements and medication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6259-6265
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 12-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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