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Smart Supplementation

Guidance on safe supplementation


An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Many athletes are confused about whether supplements are helpful or harmful. This fact sheet helps the reader weigh the pros and cons of supplementation, and includes helpful questions to consider before taking them. 

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes, Exercise, Performance, Supplements

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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