Group A Supplements are supported for use in specific situations in sport and provided to AIS athletes for evidence-based uses.These sports foods and supplements:
- provide a useful and timely source of energy and nutrients in the athlete's diet, or
- have been shown in scientific trials to benefit performance, when used according to a specific protocol in a specific situation in sport.
The table below outlines the Group A supplements. Click on the factsheet or research summary tables for detailed information on the supplement.
|Supplement||Factsheet||Research summary tables||Member's resources|
|Sports drink||✓||Member's Sports drink|
|Sports gel||✓||Member's Sports gel|
|Sports confectionary||✓||Member's Sports confectionary|
|Liquid meal||✓||Member's Liquid Meal|
|Sports bar||✓||Member's Sports bar|
|Calcium supplement||✓||Member's Calcium supplement|
|Iron supplement||✓||Member's Iron supplement|
|Vitamin D||✓||Member's Vitamin D|
|Electrolyte replacement||✓||Member's Electrolyte replacement|
Group A supplements may be provided to AIS athletes or teams under the following conditions:
- Group A supplements provided at a limited cost to AIS sports programs, through systems managed by the Sports Nutrition Department
- Athletes and coaches are educated about the appropriate use of Group A supplements, and their place in a state-of-the-art sports nutrition plan
- AIS sports have immediate access to research opportunities to investigate sports-specific protocols for use of Group A supplements.
- Inadvertent doping risk of Group A supplements is carefully considered before approval.