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Benefits and risks of using supplements and sports foods

Group B

Evidence level:
Emerging scientific support, deserving of further research.
Considered for use by athletes under a research protocol or case-managed monitoring situation
Use within Supplement Programs:
Considered for use by identified individual athletes within research or clinical monitoring situations.
Note: some of the products currently listed in Group B have been included due to their historic interest by Key Stakeholders.

The list in this group is identified as “examples” to note and may not be complete.

Food Polyphenols

Food compounds which may have bioactivity including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. May be consumed in food forms (whole or concentrate) or as isolated extracts.


Compounds often found in foods which protect against oxidative damage from free-radical chemicals.


Food derived compounds that interact with receptors in the mouth/ gut to activate the central nervous system.


Compounds which attract interest for potential benefits to body function, integrity and/or metabolism.

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