nutrient almanac

Health and nutrition glossary of terminology.

Ergogenic aids

Ergogenic aids are mechanical, nutritional, and pharmacological aids with which athletes increase energy, performance and reduce recovery time from work outs. Frequently used ergogenic aids include dry adrenal glands, carnitine, bee pollen, caffeine, , amino acids, hromium, and creatine. High-dose side effects may include allergic reactions, central and gastrointestinal nervous system disorders, and kidney damage.