The Ergogenic Potentials of Nutraceutical Amino Acids: a Review
Nutraceuticals are immersing as product that provide association of food with drugs. The global market of nutraceuticals has been excelling over past decades and has established itself as a competitive industry of global market. With increasing public consciousness towards dietary remedy for physical fitness and diseases prevention and treatment, consumption of nutraceuticals is one rise. This gives an equal opportunity to the pharmaceutical, food, agricultural, biotechnology, nutrient supplements sectors to explore and expand more in this field. There is paucity of data on various nutraceutical products and its economic share in Nepalese market. Nevertheless, it can be promising economic outreach of Nepalese pharmaceutical sector which is prospering well in drug production and distribution. Athletes are particularly concerned for their fitness level. They regularly consume various nutraceuticals to enhance their power and performance. Various nutraceutical products targeting a definite functional enhancement are available in the market at present. Consumers should acquire adequate information on use, appropriateness, proper selection and associated effects of nutraceuticals prior to consuming. The manufacturers and distributors should also commit in educating the consumers. This review article aims to analyze the ergogenic potentials amino acid nutraceuticals in various athletes.
Keywords: Amino acids; athletes; exercise; nutraceuticals; nutrition