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Regulating the South African sport supplement industry: ‘Whey’ overdue

K Naidoo, R Naidoo, V Bangalee

Abstract


The South African sport supplement industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Despite the massive market demand, this industry remains poorly regulated. From raw ingredient contamination to label compliance discrepancies, the sport supplement industry is an area of growing concern and warrants further public debate.


Authors' affiliations

K Naidoo, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

R Naidoo, Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban South Africa

V Bangalee, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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Keywords

Sport supplements; South Africa; Regulations

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2018;108(3):166-167. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i3.12961

Article History

Date submitted: 2018-02-27
Date published: 2018-02-27

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