AIS Supplement Group Classification System
In the AIS Sports Supplement Program, supplements are classified into four groups according to their effectiveness and safety.
The table below outlines the categories and their associated supplements. Click on the categories for detailed information about the supplements.
Supported for use in specific situations in sport.
Provided to AIS athletes for evidence-based uses.
Deserving of further research.
Considered for provision to AIS athletes under a research protocol.
|Sports gel||Beetroot juice / Nitrate|
|Sports confectionery||Anti-oxidants C and E|
|Sports bar||Fish oils|
|Iron supplement||Probiotics for immune support|
Other polyphenols as anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories
No meaningful proof of beneficial effects.
Not provided to AIS athletes.
Banned or at high risk of contamination.
Should not be used by AIS athletes.
|Vitamins outside A use|
|Other herbals (Cordyceps, Rhodiola Rosea)|
Prohormones and hormone boosters:
|The rest - if you can't find it anywhere, it probably deserves to be here||