A Brief Review of the Impact of Ergogenic Supplements for Athletes

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Tatlıbal P., Oral O. , Stavropoulou E.

Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine, no.8, pp.697-698, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.697-698


Background: The study aims to investigate and evaluate the impacts of energy drink and ergogenic aid use among athletes and examine the possible results of these consumptions.

Materials and methods: In the search for scientific literature related to this review the US National Library of Medicine (PubMed) used MEDLINE and Sport Discus data and the terms “energy drink”, “ergogenic aid”, “physical activity” and ‘’sports drink ‘’were used. The relevant literature has also taken its source from the research of relevant articles from reference lists derived from data studies.

Results: Energy drinks are known to enhance performance. However, they also pose a possible threat to the athletes’ health. The consequences of energy drink use may result in a variety of disorders such as nervousness, headaches, nausea, organ damage, cardiac disorders, and even sudden death.

Conclusion: Achieving top athletic performance is the primary goal for every athlete. For this reason, the use of ergogenic aids is a very common choice among athletes. Water and minerals lost by athletes during exercise and competitions should be replaced with water consumption and sports drinks