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The products are a subset of the more-familiar category of nutritional supplements, which includes mainstream items like vitamin-infused waters and energy bars. That market represented $25 billion in revenue in 2008, according to Business Journal, a trade publication.

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Male-oriented fitness supplements are not hard to find, but they are hard to figure out. Top-selling products like creatine, whey powder and nitric oxide are widely available under many brand names at drugstores and chains like G.N.C., but they are also minimally regulated, with a majority going untested by the Food and Drug Administration.

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OVER the course of a year, Alex Feintuch, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of South Carolina, spent more than $1,000 on fitness supplements.

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“I looked up each ingredient of supplements and discovered what the effects were, both good and bad,” Mr. Feintuch said. “The final say on a supplement are its ingredients label and the collective reviews of it.”

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The Fitness column last Thursday, about nutritional supplements for exercisers, overstated Dr. Teri M. McCambridge’s role at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the chairwoman of its council on sports medicine and fitness, not the chairwoman of the entire academy. The article also referred incorrectly to nitric oxide; although caffeine is often added to supplements that contain it, it is not a caffeine-based stimulant. And a picture caption with the article misidentified the exerciser who begins his morning workout by taking N.O.-Xplode. As the article correctly reported, he is Michael Deutsch — not Alex Feintuch, who is shown in the picture.

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While Mr. Deutsch swears by nitric oxide and creatine, Mr. Feintuch, who spent $1,000 to refine his supplement regimen, doesn’t take either one. He tried creatine, but didn’t see the bulking effect he wanted. And the nitric oxide product he sampled gave him “nervous jitters instead of energy.”

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It can be taken as a pill, injection, or a topical treatment.

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Androstenedione allows athletes to train harder and recover quicker from strenuous work outs.