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Super 7: Supplements That Improve Endurance

  • By Shawn Talbott, PhD
  • Published Sep. 4, 2013
Herbs such as cordyceps can provide many benefits to runners and other endurance athletes. Photo: www.shutterstock.com


These daily supplements can enhance the effects of your training.

As an endurance athlete, you might be interested in dietary supplements that have proven benefits to enhance oxygen efficiency, improve blood flow, balance hormone profile, and improve stress adaptation.

No amount of any herb is going to take you from the couch to the podium without your dedication to proper training and nutrition. However, if you’re already doing what you can in terms of diet and exercise, then adding a daily supplement to enhance the effects of your training might serve as a “biochemical tune-up” for your body and help you reach the next level of performance.

There are seven dietary supplements that have been evaluated in research studies of endurance athletes.

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