p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498


Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, Bornova, İzmir

Keywords: Sports nutrition, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin D, ergogenic support, health, sports performance


Even if their positive effects have not been clearly demonstrated, athletes tend to consume higher amounts of various nutrients, starting from ergogenic support products, vitamins and minerals. In the present review, possible negative health effects of lack and over-use of various nutrients, with special concern on iron, vitamin D, and certain amino acids and derivatives, in view of pertaining literature. Fluid intake and prohibited substance use, which are serious issues too, will be kept out of scope.