Review the article “Athletics and Herbal Supplements” from this unit’s readings and write and submit a summary. Include the following:
- Describe the main points presented in the article. What message is the author trying to convey? Discuss specific areas of research and the findings.
- Explain the role of supplements and athletics. Why are supplements currently unregulated? Do you think supplements should undergo more stringent testing? If so, how would this be monitored and paid for?
- Cross-check the information. What do other sources of information say about the same concepts presented in the article? Are there discrepancies between the information in the article and from other sources?
- Include an evaluation of your source by answering the questions in the Source Evaluation Form – Journals given in the resources. Explain in a paragraph or two why you would or would not consider this article to be a credible source of information on this topic.
Your paper should be between 500 and 700 words unless otherwise specified by your instructor. Read the Article Review – Supplements Scoring Guide prior to submitting to make sure you have met all expectations of the assignment.