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Can sweet and salty mouth rinses provide a taste of victory?

This study provides a pinch of evidence that mouth rinses could affect performance, but more evidence is needed to sweeten up confidence in this finding.

Study under review: Effect of glucose and sodium chloride mouth rinses on neuromuscular fatigue: a preliminary study

What was the question?

The researchers designed the study to determine whether salt and carbohydrate mouth rinses could improve the perseverance of maximal voluntary contraction following a 30-minute cycling exercise at 70% of the participants’ maximal oxygen uptake.

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