Ergogenic agents (food additives)
By definition, the additive means what is added to the food to compensate for the deficiency in nutrients. However, athletes consume food supplements to improve sports performance and health. Scientific evidence confirming the correctness of the indications for the use of these products is very small. Many studies are constructed quite primitively, with the involvement of the wrong contingent of subjects to which additives are calculated. New additives appear almost every month. This section discusses some of the most popular supplements, the possibility of using them and reasonable recommendations for people working with athletes.