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  • Discuss the reason why elite sport performers might use supplementation in their preparation and highlight potential issues with such practice
    • Carbohydrates: Increase glycogen stores
    • Creatine: Maxmise the body creatine stores
    • Caffine: Improve reaction time
    • Yinseug: Helps reduce fatigue
    • Vitamins: Vitamin A, helps to boost the athletes immune system
    • Mineral: Iron, helps with red blood cell production
    • All done to give the athlete a competitive advantage
    • Some supplements are illegal, like steroids, diuretics, seen as cheating
      • Lance Armstrong - used blood doping in cycling, used it in every Tour de France he won, all seven of them
    • Can be potentially harmful to the athlete, causing health problems


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