Nutrition Tip – Choose the Safest Supplements
Taking supplements? If your sports food has a “Supplement Facts” panel, it’s a supplement. Regulation is aftermarket (the FDA can take unsafe products off the market) and depends on the government budget. Companies don’t have to prove safety before selling a product. Many products, especially men’s lifestyle enhancement, weight loss, and sports performance products, are adulterated with banned substances to ensure results and repeat purchases. Check for safety at NSF Certified for Sport, Informed Choice, or the Banned Substances Control Group.
Laurie Schubert is the Team Dietitian at Experience Triathlon. She specializes in working with clients to meet nutritional needs and goals within the boundaries of food preferences, cooking ability, medical limitations, and budget. She has a particular interest in sports nutrition, but gets personal satisfaction from encouraging people in weight loss, finding the right meal plan for a diabetic, and watching young children learn to enjoy a variety of foods.