IFMA, a proud signatory of WADA and partner of ITA, has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for doping. Promoting clean sport environment, protecting clean athletes and prevention through education are IFMA’s missions. IFMA stakeholders took part in the April webinar session of the 2021 monthly series delivered by the International Testing Agency (ITA).
April’s session focused on athlete nutrition. In particular, we examined how athletes can navigate between a food-first approach and dietary supplement options.
Nutrition expert Professor Ron Maughan talked about the importance of an individual approach to nutrition and the food-first approach.
Studies show that many athletes also use supplements, but this can be risky due to contamination and mislabeling of products. Abby Raymond, a weightlifter from the USA, shared her experience with contaminated supplements.
Finally, to help those athletes who choose to incorporate supplements into their regimen, Terence O’Rorke from Informed Sport discussed supplement testing. While no supplement is 100% safe, Terence spoke about the steps athletes and their support personnel can take to greatly reduce the risk of supplement contamination.
All the ITA webinar sessions can be viewed here: https://muaythai.sport/ita-anti-doping-education-webinars/