Does Dietary Nitrate from Beetroot Juice Improve Athletic Performance?

Competitive athletes are always looking for an edge. As someone who used to compete in sports such as bicycle racing, swimming, and cross-country skiing, I used to spend countless hours reading about nutrition and ergogenic supplements. Though there can be certain risks associated with it and I wouldn’t recommend it...

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Does Betaine Supplementation Improve Strength?

To start off with, betaine is a nutrient which functions a methyl donor in various chemical processes in your body.  It’s actually found in various foods such as beets, broccoli, spinach, and shellfish.  Donation of methyl molecules is important both for cellular reproduction and for the health of your liver.  Vitamins B6, B12, Folic acid…

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L-Arginine Supplementation Enhances Exercise Tolerance?

In a recently study which included just 9 recreationally active males, researchers studied the effect of acute ingestion of l-arginine supplementation on high-intensity exercise tolerance (Bailey et al, 2010). L-arginine is an amino acid. The subjects who were between the ages of 19-38 years of age consumed a beverage either consisting of 6g of l-arginine…

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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 racing bicycle weighed about 21 lbs, so deciding how much water to carry was always an important factor. It’s still…

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L-Carntine l-Tartrate to Reduce Muscle Soreness?

For athletes who participate in resistance training, one common complaint following training is often post-exercise muscle soreness. Both clinically as well as from personal experience, I can tell you that this only gets worse as we age. If you’re looking to combat post-exercise muscle soreness, one options that you may want to consider is supplementing…

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