Volume : X, Issue : VIII, August - 2020

USAGE AND AWARENESS OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AMONG GYM GOERS

Reedhika Puliani, Dr. Geetha Santhosh

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Since the past few years, an enormous increase of usage of nutritional supplements has been seen in gyms. Objective of the study was to assess the awareness and usage of nutritional supplements among gym goers. A purposive random sampling study was conducted among 100 gym goers after screening 125, across gyms in Bengaluru. 73% used them. Awareness of protein (59%) and BCAA’s (35%) was highest. Protein was the most commonly used, followed by MVM’s. Majority of respondents agreed nutritional supplements (58%) were unsafe. Complaints included mood swings (5%), GI distress (4%) and cramps (4%). Coaches were considered as best sources of information (45%), 41% considered their advice. Conversely, dieticians were also considered to be trusted sources of information by 43% but 8% considered their advice. Majority hadn’t visited a registered dietician for advice. Hence, creating awareness about nutritional supplements among gym goers is important.

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USAGE AND AWARENESS OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS AMONG GYM GOERS, Reedhika Puliani, Dr. Geetha Santhosh INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-10 | Issue-8 | August-2020


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