Studies evaluating the effectiveness of creatine as an ergogenic aid
Unlike recreational substances, use of ergogenic aids
is more likely in competitive athletic settings (Dyment, 1987).
This does not necessary mean ergogenic aids
as defined by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) below (Table 2, p.
Many athletes make extensive use of ergogenic aids
in the hope that they can favourably affect athletic performance and increase lean body mass.
Creatine has recently gained substantial popularity as a potential ergogenic aid
to enhance athletic performance.
It is extremely important to address these issues before looking for the magic ergogenic pill, because lifestyle deficiencies will negate the potential other ergogenic aids
This is in line with Creaney and Hamilton (2008) who stated that PRP is unlikely to be a potent ergogenic aid
because the unbound IGF-1 has too short a half-life to be able to exert systemic effects and the doses of IGF-1 in PRP are subtherapeutic in terms of producing systemic anabolic actions even without a delay in growth factor release as used in our study.
Caffeine, the most common ingredient in energy drinks, has been shown to be an effective ergogenic aid
for endurance exercise by delaying fatigue and increasing time to exhaustion (Astorino and Roberson, 2010; Doherty and Smith, 2004; Graham et al.
Creatine supplementation is an established ergogenic aid
in sports and is now claimed to have therapeutical applications in a variety of diseases.
Creatine, a natural nutrient found in animal foods, is alleged to be an effective nutritional ergogenic aid
to enhance sport or exercise performance.
This study does provide some ecological validity for the appeal of video and music in combination as an ergogenic aid
to exercise of short duration.
Sodium bicarbonate is an effective ergogenic aid
, also in youth athletes.
2007) Positive and negative placebo effects resulting from the deceptive administration of an ergogenic aid
1999) shown in creatine as an ergogenic aid
for improving exercise performance.
com)-- Sports supplements, sometimes also known as ergogenic aids
, are products which are consumed by the athletic centric consumers to enhance their athletic performance.