Thursday, September 20, 2007

Protein: NCAA Ruling

A supplement which contains >30% of its calories from protein is not a permissible substance for distribution by the Institution according to current NCAA rules. If the supplement has less than 30% protein and does not contain additional ingredients that are designed to assist in the muscle-building process (amino acids), then it is considered permissible.

AdvantEdge Complete Nutrition Energy Bar
13 g of protein x 4 kcal per gram = 52
52 / 220 (total calories) = 23.6% (from protein)

This product would be permissible for the Institution to supply as it has less than 30% of it's calories coming from protein.

[Reference: NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook 2005-06, pg. 41]

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