Ergogenic Aids: Counseling the Athlete
In no place is a molehill turned into a mountain than in the arena of sports nutrition. Fads ranging from chromium to whey protein to creatine have created a large and profitable market. Unfortunately, most often the fact is not quite as large as the fiction. Of all the current and past agents, creatine has shown some limited promise in adding muscle mass. Whey protein, while wonderful for cachexic patients who need to add muscle mass or patients with weakened immune systems needed support, little research is available to justify the widespread use and high cost of this “muscle building” supplement.
Ergogenic Aids: Counseling the Athlete – March 1, 2001 – American Family Physician