Boxing Scotland always advises a food-first approach to nutrition, as there are no guarantees that any supplement product is free from banned substances. Athletes can support their training and progress towards their targets by eating and enjoying nutritious food. With a bit of planning, it is possible to eat a delicious and healthy diet made up of a variety of food types at the right time, and in the right quantities.
Athletes should assess the need, the risks, and the consequences before deciding to take a supplement, and if they need to use one, visit the Informed Sport website – to check whether supplements have been batch-tested.
More advice on managing supplement risks can be found on UKAD’s Supplement Hub here.