Dietary Supplements for Athletes

Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Ergogenic Aids

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Information on nutritional supplements aimed at athletes and exercisers, including potential supplement dangers.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Provides fact sheets on vitamins, minerals and herbals/botanicals which review the functions, food sources, intake recommendations and other practical information.


MedlinePlus: Creatine

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Includes background, safety information, interactions, evidence, dosing and more about creatine.


MedlinePlus: Caffeine

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Provides a gateway to the latest news and information on the topic of caffeine. Also offers links to research and related issues.


Questions and Answers: Androstenedione

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Questions and answers related to the FDA crackdown on manufacture, market and distribution of products containing androstenendione "andro".


Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: Incidence of Use and Health Implications (PDF | 162 KB)

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

2005 Research Digest article investigating steroid use in sports, including health and ethical concerns.


Information on Drugs of Abuse: Steroids

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Provides information on resources, research, publications, news releases and general information. For students and teens as well as parents, researchers and healthcare workers.


MedlinePlus: Anabolic Steroids

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Gateway to the latest news and cautions on the topic of anabolic steroids. Links to research and related topics. Also in Spanish.


Anabolic Steroid Abuse

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Provides information on resources, research, publications, news releases and general information for parents and teens as well as researchers and healthcare workers.


Ephedra Backgrounder

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

Find links to reports about health risks and FDA prohibition on ephedra-containing supplements. Includes review of effectiveness and safety of ephedra and ephedrine alkaloids for weight loss or enhanced athletic performance.