Research conducted among Olympic athletes during the Olympics in 2008, had shown that in some disciplines even 90% of athletes used dietary supplements, and players are capable of using up 26 different supplements during one day! This is due to the ongoing search for the “magic key” which will increase the ability to exercise. This indicates a recognition that there are measures that are important in the performance of athletic performance. There are several institutions that carry out intensive research on the usefulness of dietary supplements in various disciplines, and as it turns out, it does not make sense to take certain measures in certain disciplines. Unfortunately, there are only a few supplements that have a proven positive impact on the functional capacity of the player – and it is worth to use them when the needed arises!
One major problem in choosing supplements are contaminants. By adding a banned substance by the manufacturer of the product raises the need for the use of the consumer and the results are satisfactory in a very short time. Therefore, the athlete, as well as the medical team, must be aware of their choices. Research proves that out of 634 surveyed supplements, nearly 15% were contaminated with prohibited agents in sport! The latest guidelines of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) strongly exacerbate the consequences associated with the use of doping, even if it is unconscious use. The penalty of disqualification shall also be upon the person who had instructed the player to take the product .
An appropriate supplementation program increases the effectiveness of training and is relevant to optimize a post-workout and the regeneration of the player.