What supplements should I take for cycling?

This question is about Nutrition and Cycling

Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Freelance Writer

No, you do not need to take any supplements for cycling, but you may find some helpful for performance. Several


have been studied for their performance-enhancing abilities, including tart cherry juice, turmeric, caffeine, creatine, sodium bicarbonate, beta-alanine, and magnesium. More generic supplements such as protein powder, electrolyte mix-ins, and multi-vitamins can also be beneficial for cyclists in certain instances. 

Supplements should be tailored to individual goals, needs, age, and activity level, and taking too much of a supplement, or the wrong supplement, can be detrimental to cycling performance as well as your health. Read more about supplements for cyclists


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