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Table 2 Reasons for supplementation listed on the questionnaire

From: Evaluation of congruence among dietary supplement use and motivation for supplementation in young, Canadian athletes

Reason Category Individual Reasons Listed
Health-Related Medical (your doctor told you to)
To improve your diet (food you eat everyday)
Stay healthy
Enhance immune system (so you don’t get sick)
Performance-Related Increase or maintain muscle mass, strength, and/or power
Increase endurance (how long you can exercise)
Increase energy (so you don’t feel tired)
Enhance overall athletic performance
Improve exercise recovery (after exercise)
Influence of Others Because others (friends, family, teammates) do
Someone told you to (coach, parent, friend etc.)