Rgogenic Aids: OxyElitePro; 1,3-Dimethyalanine (Geranium)

Discuss the claims made by the product manufacturer and the scientific evidence, which supports or contradicts these claims.

Questions to address as you research your product:
a? What is actually in the product? How do you know for sure?
a? Are the ergogenic or weight loss claims likely to be true? Why or why not?
a? What research supports your stance on this product?
a? What merits does the product have? What can a consumer expect to achieve realistically from using this product? Are their many benefits to using this product?
a? Are there any safety concerns about using this product? Can someone use too much or too little? Are there any possible health consequences from the inappropriate use of this product? How do you know? (Search for a?risk associated with _____(ingredient name)
a? What other negative or positive outcomes could come from buying and using this product?
a? Any other thoughts about the product and its role as an ergogenic aid that you feel are interesting/concerning?

The following information must be included within your paper:
a? Name, cost, and manufacturer of the product
a? Discuss any current research examining the product including the study population and conditions. If there has not been any research done on the product within the last 5 years, based on other research found hypothesize why this might be.
a? Where the product can be bought (specific online website, store, gym, clinic, etc).
a? The component/ingredient within the product which provides or is supposed to provide the ergogenic benefits.
a? How the ergogenic ingredient works to provide a benefit to the consumer (or the theory behind its promotion).
a? Explanation of the manufacturer claims of the product
a? Pros AND cons of buying this product (include any safety risks).
a? Explain why you would or would not recommend this product.

***Referencing is a very important part of your grade. Reference throughout the entire paper. Reference any statement that is not your own opinion! This means you will do a lot of referencing; sometimes you will need to reference every sentence. Referencing just at the end of a paragraph is not adequate. You may use an author-date or notation style of referencing.

Provide a list of ALL references used (can be on an additional page). References can be from the manufacturer information but, in addition, you must include at least 5 reputable sources (peer-reviewed journals, National Institute of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), etc). If unsure of whether a source is a?reputablea? or not ask your instructor.

You can use your text as a reference as well as additional supporting research or texts a remember to cite your references. Some credible web-sites can be found on Blackboard in the a?additional resourcesa? link. Several sports nutrition texts and books are available in the library.