Do Ergogenic Aids Help or Hinder Athletic Performance?

by Ellie Huff, RD, Dale Huff, CSCS

A review of the scientific research and the safety concerns regarding some of today’s most popular performance-enhancing dietary supplements.

Almost daily, people ask fitness professionals about the latest and greatest dietary supplements that claim to enhance physical performance. Although it is outside the scope of practice of personal trainers and fitness instructors ever to recommend a particular ergogenic aid to anyone, clients want to know if these products produce the results promised in the ads.