The dietary supplement dilemma: D2-522/2004E-PDF

helpful or harmful?

"The dietary and sports supplements industry in Canada has quickly grown into a staggeringly lucrative $17 billion/year business. While manufacturers spend millions of dollars in multi-media advertising and marketing campaigns promising the “latest break-through” or “miracle cure,” it can be confusing for consumers to know the facts and potential dangers of performance enhancing products. Canadian Forces (CF) members, with a desire to meet their requirement to remain fit, healthy, and strong, are naturally curious about the possible advantages of such substances. Whether you hear about sports supplements from your team mates in the locker room or the sales clerk at your local health food store, chances are that you are not getting the whole story about how supplements work and the risks you take by using them. The Canadian Forces Health Services Group wants you to have balanced information, from a military sports medicine perspective, about twelve performance enhancers that are commonly used by CF personnel."--p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of National Defence. Canadian Forces Health Services Group.
Title The dietary supplement dilemma
Subtitle helpful or harmful?
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Title from caption. "Strengthening the Forces." "Supplement to The Maple Leaf." Issued also in French under title: Les suppléments diététiques un choix difficile : utiles ou nuisibles?
Date [2004].
Number of Pages 18 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • D2-522/2004E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number Art Direction ADM(PA) DMCS CS04-0201
Subject Terms Fitness, Nutrition, Armed forces