Biologically active additives in sport diets: benefits and prospects


PhD, Associate Professor N.D. Golberg1
Dr.Biol., Professor V.A. Rogozkin1
1St. Petersburg Scientific Research Institute of Physical Culture, St.Petersburg

Biologically active additives (BAA) are presently considered an indispensable part of any sport diet and training system. However, choosing a right mix of healthy and efficient BAA and their administration is never easy due to the widest range of products on the market and still limited knowledge of the metabolic processes and effects and their control tools. The article was intended to overview a range of ergogenic additives from among the most studied and popular in the modern sports plus the most promising for the competitive performance and progress.
The study data gives the grounds to conclude that, in spite of the growing research of sport diets, many issues are yet to be explored to further improve competitive performance. One of such issues is if it is possible to apply findings of the BAA application experiments with rodents to humans on the whole and athletes in particular.

Keywords: biologically active additives, endurance, power, myopachynsis.


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