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Table 2 Frequency and type of supplements used among participants

From: Protein supplementation in strength and conditioning adepts: knowledge, dietary behavior and practice in Palermo, Italy

  Subjects
  Number Percentage
Supplements use   
No 145 69.9%
Yes 62 30.1%
Users of supplement by gender   
Male 43 34.1%
Female 19 23.8%
Frequency of use   
1 time per wk 8 12.9%
2 times per wk 5 8.1%
3 times per wk 13 21.0%
4 times per wk 11 17.7%
5 times per wk 9 14.5%
6 times per wk 1 1.6%
7 times per wk 15 24.2%
Protein supplements   
Whey protein shakes 31 50.0%
Egg protein shakes 15 24.1%
Protein bars 12 19.3%
Protein Gel 1 1.6%
Protein shake blends 3 4.8%
Other supplements*   
Multivitamin/mineral 3 4.8%
Creatine - Amino acids 30 48.3%
Amino acids 16 25.9%
Multivitamin/mineral - Creatine - Amino acids 8 12.9%
Multivitamin/mineral - Amino acids 1 1.6%
Creatine 4 6.4%
  1. *Other supplements in association with protein supplements.
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