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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.

Item Type: Article
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
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1524-1602
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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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