Summary: Dietary Supplements Copy

The key points learned in this module were: 

1. Dietary supplements are not regulated the same way as pharmaceuticals thereby increasing the risk of positive doping tests.  

2. There is questionable scientific evidence linking dietary supplement use to increased athletic performance. Nutritional requirements of athletes should be considered outside of dietary supplement use. 

3. The USADA and Supplement 411 websites provide focused and accurate resources on dietary supplements.  

4. Utilize your time with athletes to discuss dietary supplements and challenge the reasons for their use.