Should Athletes Be Allowed In Organized Competition?

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As an athlete myself, I am always looking for an edge over the competition. With the advantages made for Athletes in nutrition, there are many options to get that “edge”. Protein supplements, creatine, androstenedione, anabolic steroids; many athletes, including myself, turn to one or more of these products for that little extra to beat the competition. If an athlete is using these products, is it really the athlete performing, or is it the supplement? Through this paper, I will research the effects (positive and negative) of using these products, as well as determining whether or not each product should be allowed in organized competition. There are lots of different types of "boosts" that give you the extra you need to outbeat the competition and to perform better. What exactly should be allowed and what not? Should everybody be able to access those type of energy boosters? Well, for instance, red bull, or energy drinks, they get consumed by all kinds of athletes, to give them the little extra "kick".…show more content…
There are so many pros and cons to this. Let talk about them a little more precise. The sports and energy drink market has had an increase of nearly ten percent in average daily volume sold per unit since 2000. (James 5) Before you overdose on your energy drinks and have caffeine withdrawals, let’s take a look at what they are actually made of. They can cause : Insomnia, anxiety, headache, dehydration, rapid heart rate, seizures, and even heavy severe strokes have been associated with energy drink
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