Supplements are one of the leading causes of inadvertent doping, yet studies have estimated supplement use among athletes ranges anywhere from 40% to100% (Garthe & Maughan, 2018). Athletes use supplements for a multitude of reasons, such as to support basic nutritional needs, manage nutritional deficiencies, improve and/or sustain health and enhance physical performance. Supplements can offer the prospect of bridging the gap between success and failure, but often come with risks to health and can contain substances prohibited in sport.
We invite all athletes and their support personnel to watch the first of two webinars designed to support informed decision-making around supplement use.
Joining us for part one were Carina Horn, international track and field athlete from South Africa who tested positive for a prohibited substance from supplement use, and nutrition expert Lillian Morton who has worked with multiple elite athletes across different sports. They will share their experiences and provide practical tips on a food-first approach to nutrition.
Moderator: Nikki Hamblin, ITA Education Team
Panellist: Carina Horn, 2016 Olympian and multiple-time World Championship semi-finalist, Athletics
Panellist: Lillian Morton, Sports Nutritionist