Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Share this article on:

Nitric Oxide Supplements for Sports

Bloomer, Richard J PhD, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 14-20
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181bdaf89
Article

NITRIC OXIDE-STIMULATING DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ARE ARGUABLY THE MOST WIDELY ADVERTIZED AND PROMOTED AGENTS IN THE SPORT/BODYBUILDING NUTRITION ARENA TODAY. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE PRODUCTS HAVE LITTLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR EFFECT, DESPITE THE MASSIVE HYPE THAT SURROUNDS THE AGGRESSIVE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. WHILE SOME ANECDOTAL REPORTS SUGGEST A POTENTIAL BENEFIT FROM USING THESE PRODUCTS, ONE CANNOT RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A “PLACEBO EFFECT.” THE PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW IS TO PRESENT INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLE OF NITRIC OXIDE IN SPORT PERFORMANCE AND TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE FOR THE USE OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AIMED AT INCREASING NITRIC OXIDE.

Cardiorespiratory/Metabolic Laboratory, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Richard J. Bloomeris an associate professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis.

Figure

Figure

© 2010 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association