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Jun 25, 2020 / Sports Medicine

Supplement Smarts – Facts for the young athlete

A supplement is a vitamin, mineral, herb / botanical, amino acid or enzyme found in tablet, capsule or powder form as well as in drinks and energy bars. While the labels may claim results like increased energy and lean muscle and may appear to have simple ingredients, these claims and the ingredients listed in these products are not strictly regulated by the FDA and may contain unlabeled ingredients that the young athlete should not have. 

If you want to know what to say if your young athlete wants to take a supplement, check out our PDF (English / Spanish) on this topic.

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