Nitrate ingestion: Implication for performance and training
Mahoney, L, Wiper, m and Comfort, P 2012, 'Nitrate ingestion: Implication for performance and training' , Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34 (4) , pp. 22-25.
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Summary: increasing blood flow to working muscles, through increased vasodilatation, has the potential to increase work capacity during both aerobic and anaerobic performances and possibly enhance recovery through increased nutrient delivery. because of these potential benefits, l-arginine supplements have become extremely popular over the past decade based on their potential nitric oxide–stimulating ability, although the research does not appear to support the ingestion of l-arginine to increase vasodilatation. in contrast, consumption of foods high in nitrate concentration, such as beetroot juice, has been shown to increase plasma nitrates, preferentially altering hemodynamics and possibly enhancing acute exercise performance.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Strength and Conditioning Journal|
|Publisher:||Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||Dr P Comfort|
|Date Deposited:||18 Mar 2014 17:23|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:44|
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