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.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 3100, 4000, 4060, 4100, 4110, 6010, 6030, 7100.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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