This online guide to the most popular - and sometimes least effective - ergogenic and weight-loss supplements pulls no punches in its assessments and opinions. Extremely valuable for anyone working with weight control clients who may also be undertaking a fitness regime, or who are prone to follow the latest fad. The introduction explains the new regulatory schemes put in place last year.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify two supplements that contain adrenergic stimulant amines
- Describe flaws in the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act
- Identify two supplements that have settled FTC charges that they made unsubstantiated claims
- Identify two supplements that allegedly influence brain neurotransmitters
- Identify two supplements that purportedly increase metabolic rate
- Identify two supplements that allegedly enhance fat oxidation and/or lipolysis
- Identify two supplements purportedly increase the body's ability to buffer lactic acid
- Describe two contaminants found in supplements that can cause athletes to test positive for doping
- Describe two mechanisms by which caffeine may improve athletic performance
- Describe two sports supplements that have substantial research to support their effectiveness
- Discuss four points to consider when evaluating supplements
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Health Educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 5.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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