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Nutritional Supplement Edition: A Critical Overview

November 30, 2021

To claim credit for this episode, visit: Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast: Nutritional Supplement Edition

Guest:  Andrew R. Jagim, PhD

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)

Imagine taking a supplement that increases muscle mass, improves strength and endurance, promotes weight loss, helps prevent injury from exercise and promotes healing. Do these supplements exist and are they safe? This episode discusses nutritional supplements. We will discuss proven benefits as well as risks. Our guest for this podcast is Andrew R. Jagim, Ph.D., the director of Sports Medicine research at Mayo Clinic.

Specific topics:

  • Definition of nutritional supplements
  • Common reasons to take these products
  • Accuracy of claims that nutritional supplements improve fitness and enhance performance
  • Research conducted on nutritional supplements
  • Regulation of the nutritional supplement industry
  • Potential safety issues in taking nutritional supplements

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