Do Probiotics Prevent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?
As a former competitive athlete (in the sports of cycling and winter biathlon), I know that there’s nothing more frustrating than an interruption in your off-season training sche
Chocolate Milk Improves Recovery and Athletic Performance?
Competitive athletes need to recover quickly from bouts of training as well as competition to prepare for subsequent events. Studies have shown that postexercise consumption of ca
L-Arginine Supplementation Enhances Exercise Tolerance?
In a recent study that included just 9 recreationally active males, researchers studied the effect of acute ingestion of l-arginine supplementation on high-intensity exercise toler
Does Soda Loading with Sodium Bicarbonate Work?
The biochemistry of acid-base balance during exercise has been a topic of interest for over 70 years. Current consensus suggests that it’s not the accumulation of lactate tha
Improve Athletic Performance: Cold Beverages?
When I think back to the days that I used to compete in bicycle racing, I can certainly remember the effects of running out of water during a race. Back in those days, the average
Performance Enhancing Effects of Growth Hormone in Recreational Athletes
New research study published in Annals of Internal medicine, which looks at the performance enhancing effect of banned illicit drugs, growth hormone and anabolic steroids, in recre
HMB – HydroxymethylButyrate – Review of Performance Enhancing Effects
New research study exploring the performance enhancing effects of supplementation with Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB).