Stimulants In Supplements: Necessary Or Harmful?

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Dietary supplements are used among athletes to increase energy, enhance performance, or make up for a lack of nutritional resources. However, athletes put their career and health on the line when they decide to supplement, especially with dietary supplements that contain stimulants. Drug Free Sport AXIS staff will discuss stimulant use in sport; specifically, how stimulants can negatively affect an athlete’s health, performance, and eligibility. We will also share the most common stimulants listed in dietary supplements, along with alternatives to using dietary supplements for energy and performance.

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be better able to:

1. Recognize common stimulants used as ingredients in dietary supplements.
2. Outline the potential risks associated with excessive stimulant use.
3. Address energy and performance demands with recommended alternatives to supplement use.



Drug Free Sport, LLC (BOC AP# P8729) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5  Category A hour/CEU.



Drug Free Sport (Accredited Provider 99D4E11) is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to provide continuing education to Registered Dietitians. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 CPEU. Activity# 148502

Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.1

Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 3100, 4060



About the Presenters:
Thousands of supplements are sent to Drug Free Sport AXIS each year for review of banned substances and potential health concerns. Supplements containing stimulants such as those found in pre-workout powders, energy drinks, or weight loss products are common queries. On the forefront of trends and research related to supplement use in athletes, Drug Free Sport AXIS staff members, Lara Gray and Anna Filardo, will share their knowledge on common stimulants found in supplements, and provide recommendations for educating athletes on effective alternatives to meet energy and sports performance demands.