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Nutritional Ergogenic Aids : Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Ser. - Ira Wolinsky

Nutritional Ergogenic Aids

Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Ser.

By: Ira Wolinsky (Editor), Judy A. Driskell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th June 2004
ISBN: 9780849316265
Number Of Pages: 556

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Nutritional Ergogenic Aids provides an up-to-date review of what is hypothetical and what is known about the most extensively used nutritional ergogenic aids; dietary supplements to enhance physical and athletic performance. Among the 23 aids discussed are branched-chain amino acids, carnitine, creatine, glucosamine, chrondroitin sulfate, taurine, biocarbonates, and ginseng. Research conducted primarily with data available from human studies is analyzed and discussed. The book presents information and guidelines on safe use and provides a scientific basis regarding the benefits, shortcomings, and usefulness of nutritional ergogenic aids.

"This excellent resource offers many chapters dealing with specific nutritional factors. Written by an expert in the field, each chapter brings the latest scientific evidence to its evaluation of these nutritional substances as potential ergogenic aids . This new book should be required reading for those in the sports nutrition arena. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, March 2005 "[I] highly recommend this book for all of our practitioner shelves. It is both up-to-date and well written. It is not often that a text comes along that should be universally recommended for those interested in and living the life in sports nutrition - this is it!" - Douglas S. Kalman, MS, RD, FACN, Director, Nutrition & Applied Clinical Research

Introduction
Nutritional Ergogenic Aids: Introduction, Definitions and Regulatory Issuesp. 3
Amino Acid Derivatives
Argininep. 21
Aspartatep. 37
Branched-Chain Amino Acidsp. 47
Carnitinep. 61
Creatinep. 81
Gelatinp. 105
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfatep. 115
Glutaminep. 129
[beta]-Hydroxy-[beta]-Methylbutyratep. 147
Lysinep. 171
Ornithine, Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate and Taurinep. 197
Lipid Derivatives
Conjugated Linoleic Acidp. 209
Medium-Chain Triglycerides and Glycerolp. 221
Wheat Germ Oil and Octacosanolp. 247
Other Substances in Foods Not Classified As Essential
Buffers: Bicarbonate, Citrate and Phosphatep. 257
Caffeinep. 275
Carotenoidsp. 325
Coenzyme Q[subscript 10]p. 355
Ginsengp. 379
Lipoic Acidp. 411
Myo-Inositol and Pangamic Acidp. 431
Pyruvate and Dihydroxyacetonep. 445
Tanninsp. 455
Evaluation of Effectiveness
Systematic and Critical Evaluation of Benefits and Possible Risks of Nutritional Ergogenic Aidsp. 469
Summary
Summary and Implications--Nutritional Ergogenic Aidsp. 507
Indexp. 519
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ISBN: 9780849316265
ISBN-10: 084931626X
Series: Nutrition in Exercise and Sport Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 556
Published: 25th June 2004
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.51  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1