January 2019

Omega-3 Fatty Acids was voted on and approved to be added to the permissible nutrition supplement category. The NCAA  amended legislation now allows institutions to provide Omega-3 fatty acids. The legislation now states: "An institution may provide permissible nutritional supplements to a student-athlete for the purpose of providing calories and electrolytes. Permissible nutritional supplements do not contain any NCAA banned substances and are identified according to the following classes: carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters, protein supplements, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals."

Click here to view the 2018-2019 Research Award Study Infographic ‘Omega-3 Status of Collegiate Athletes’ by CPSDA members Peter Ritz and Michelle Rockwell.