Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Performance
• Ergogenic Aids
There are many methods used to help boost athletic performance. Anything that makes your strength, speed, or endurance better is called an ergogenic aid. Some are illegal and can be harmful, such as stimulants, steroids, and human growth hormone. However, some natural therapies may be helpful.
May Be Effective
These therapies may provide benefit:
Unlikely to Be Effective
These therapies are unlikely to provide benefit:
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.
Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse, such as:
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Last reviewed December 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board
Eric Hurwitz, DC