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Mayo Clinic Talks Episode 211: Can Nutritional Supplements Turn You into an All-Star?


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Darryl S. Chutka, M.D.

Andrew R. Jagim, Ph.D.

 Billions of dollars per year are spent in the U.S. on nutritional supplements to enhance performance. Multiple nutritional supplements are commercially available and are marketed for enhancing endurance, building muscle strength, improving exercise efficiency, and decreasing the potential for injury. Do these supplements actually deliver the benefits they claim? Are they safe? What age athletes are taking these supplements?  We’ll discuss these topics and more with Dr. Andrew Jagim, the director of sports medicine research at the Mayo Clinic.

Specific topics:
 • Recommended approach to the athlete who wants to improve their performance
 • Potential benefits of nutritional supplements for athlete's
 • Age of athletes taking nutritional supplements
• Selecting a high-quality nutritional supplement
• Reliable web sites reviewing the available nutritional supplements including potential benefits and safety
• Review of commonly taken nutritional supplements
 • Nutritional supplements which have potential harm

 Additional Resources:
 • Mayo Clinic Proceedings Article:
 • NIH – Office of Dietary Supplements:
 • International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN):
 • Third-Party Testing Information:


Target Audience

This course is intended for primary care providers: physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the current treatment recommendations for patients with hyperlipidemia.
  • List the various categories of hypertension.
  • Describe the current pharmacologic treatment available for patients with osteoporosis.

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Course summary
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  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance
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In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Attendance


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