No matter how hard you try, there is no escaping the endless stream of advertising for all the nutritional supplements out there. From protein and creatine, to caffeine and other more-controversial performance aids, there is something tailored to every health, wellness, and fitness goal. Since each one claims to be the best and most effective, how do you separate research-supported hope from marketing hype?
This course will help you make sense of the common trends in supplements. It was created by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), which for over 30 years has built its reputation on evidence-based recommendations that adhere to rigorous scientific standards. More than 20 experts in nutrition, psychology and behavior change were consulted to provide the most reliable guidance for people of varying ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, food preferences, and goals.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the role of supplements across various goals
- Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the supporting evidence for commonly used supplements
- Communicate the pros and cons of using supplements