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According to a new study, adolescents are imitating the popular trend of popping food supplements. Researcher Nancy Herbold, EdD, RD, of the nutritional department of Simmons College in Boston, recently told WebMD that "health providers should ask adolescents if they're using any nutritional supplements, and then assess the usage to see how much they're taking."

Sports supplements are products used to augment athletic performance. Some teens use sports supplements to help them develop more muscle mass, increase strength and build stamina. Supplements are also used to ward off fatigue and enhance physical appearance. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate sports supplements, and no sports supplements have ever been tested on kids or teens. The National Football League, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the International Olympic Committee have banned the use of steroids, Creatine, ephedra and androstenedione by their athletes, and competitors who use them face fines, ineligibility, and suspension from their sports.

"Natural herb dissolves pounds away – without diet or exercise!" or "Incredible breakthrough boosts athletic performance!" – you've seen the ads. Having trouble believing them? Dietary supplements are products that include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs or botanicals – or any concentration, extract or combination of these – as part of their ingredients.

About 30 percent each of boys and girls said they regularly thought about wanting more defined muscles. Getting the chiseled look is the ambition of a lot of US teens – and while some are using unsafe supplements to get it, large numbers of girls and boys are engaging in more healthy strength training, a survey found. Eight percent of girls and 12 percent of boys studied said they used supplements in striving to become more buff.

Teens have a lot of motives for trying to increase muscle or lose fat. Do teens require supplements? No, but they will help you get faster results. You have to be cautious and not take supplements that mess with your hormones. What should you take to most successfully assist in the muscle building process at your age, with all the different types to choose from?

There are several supplements that are safe and effective. Glutamine, whey protein and multivitamins are highly recommended for beginners. People who have been training a long time and are more advanced have a greater variety to choose from, but it's best for beginners to stick to the basics. If you're just starting out and thinking about going on a supplement make sure you research it and understand what it does.

Supplements are a very complex part of bodybuilding, but are essential to your success as a bodybuilder. Figuring out which supplements will deliver the most helpful and pleasing results is a good challenge in itself. For all the new bodybuilders out there, supplements are a great source of nutrients – you just need to know which ones will benefit you.

A lot of teens don't completely understand what the supplements they are taking do and often take something based on what they heard and not on actual facts. It is important to research and fully understand everything about the supplement you are considering taking in order to decide whether it is right for you.

According to the professionals, anabolic steroids and dietary supplements purchased over the counter, including Creatine, ephedra and androstenedione, supply greater energy and faster recovery time during a weight-lifting workout. But these substances may also increase the likelihood of injury and may have harmful effects on long-term health. With the use of steroids and performance-enhancing supplements by professional athletes making headlines again, the use of these products by children who may be copying their heroes is worrisome to many experts and health organizations.

Do you participate in sports? You should know that carbohydrates are the foundation of an athlete's diet. The precise energy needs of young athletes haven't been determined, but calorie needs can be much higher depending on the type, intensity, frequency and duration of physical activity.

Estimated calorie range for active and very active teens*

Age
Boys
Girls
13
2600 to 3000
2300 to 2800
14
2800 to 3300
2350 to 2850
15
3000 to 3500
2400 to 2900
16
3200 to 3500
2400 to 2900
17
3250 to 3700
2350 to 2850
18
3300 to 3800
2350 to 2850
*These are only estimates. Calorie needs vary for each individual.

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Creatine is one of the most popular supplements used by professional and amateur athletes, and anyone else trying to gain bulk and strength fast. It is an over-the counter supplement best known for improving performance in sports involving short bursts of high intensity activity, such as power lifting, wrestling and sprinting. The effects of Creatine on children and teens have not been studied.

Glutamine is an amino acid that is found in abundance in skeletal muscle. Used generally to help hospital patients' recuperation from surgical procedures and preserve lean body mass it has now made its way into the fitness industry. It is a great supplement to maintain a healthy immune system, prevent excessive muscle breakdown, and it can help replenish glycogen stores without the use of carbohydrates.

Ephedra is a plant that contains the chemical ephedrine, a stimulant similar to amphetamines. The Food and Drug Administration announced a ban of ephedra from the market because of health concerns in late December 2003. Also known as ma-huang, popotillo and ephedrea herba, ephedra can cause side effects such as stroke, seizures and heart attacks – even death.

 

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