Classification

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.

Category Supplement Category Supplement

 

Group A

Supported for use in specific situations in sport.

 

Provided to AIS athletes for evidence-based uses.

Sports drink

 

Group B

Deserving of further research.

 

Considered for provision to AIS athletes under a research protocol.

B-alanine

Sports gel Beetroot juice / Nitrate
Sports confectionery  Anti-oxidants C and E
Liquid meal  Carnitine
Whey protein  HMB
Sports bar  Fish oils
Calcium supplement  Quercetin
Iron supplement  Probiotics for immune support
Probiotics

Other polyphenols as anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories

Multivitamin/mineral 
Vitamin D 
Electrolyte replacement 
Caffeine 
Creatine 
Bicarbonate 

 

Group C

No meaningful proof of beneficial effects.

 

Not provided to AIS athletes.

Ribose

 

Group D

Banned or at high risk of contamination.

 

Should not be used by AIS athletes.

Stimulants:
  • Ephedrine
  • Strychnine
  • Sibutramine
  • Methylhexanamine
  • Other herbal stimulants
Coenzyme Q10
Vitamins outside A use
Ginseng
Other herbals (Cordyceps, Rhodiola Rosea)
Glucosamine
Chromium picolinate Prohormones and hormone boosters:
  • DHEA
  • Androstenedione
  • 19-norandrostenione/ol
  • Other prohormones
  • Tribulus terrestris and other testosterone boosters 
Oxygenated waters
MCT oils
ZMA
Inosine
Pyruvate
The rest - if you can't find it anywhere, it probably deserves to be here 

 Glycerol

 Colostrum

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