Sport Nutrition

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Sport Nutrition

The belief that nutrition plays an important role in physical fitness goes back to ancient times when athletes and soldiers preparing for battle consumed certain foods such as lion’s heart and deer liver for increased agility, speed and strength. Eating habits of athletes have changed and, with the advancement of scientific methods (i.e. muscle biopsy techniques) and nutritional technologies, deer liver and lion’s heart have been replaced by substances such as carbohydrate powders, amino acids, creatine, sodium bicarbonate and L-carnitine.The fundamental role of nutrition in sport is to supply fuel for energy as well as all the essential nutrients and fluids. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of nutritional supplements on the market, all packaged with promises and claims of addressing one or more aspects of performance. To assist coaches and athletes, the FSSSI offers the following nutritional services:

  • Nutrition consultations and diet analysis
  • Sport specific nutritional intervention
  • Synchronization of exercise and nutrition
  • Eating plans for teams or individuals

The FSSSI also developed its own nutritional supplements for their athletes. These are manufactured at an accredited pharmaceutical facility with anti-doping certification. The following products are available: