Influence Of Betaine Consumption On Strenuous Running And Sprinting In A Hot Environment
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In 10 otherwise healthy male runners given betaine (5g per liter of solution) as a rehydration formula after mild exercise-induced dehydration, betaine failed to subsequently increased physical performance on a treadmill test relative to the control (regardless of whether betaine was paired with water or carbohydrate/electrolyte solution) although there may have been a minor increase in oxygen consumption in the final sprint of the betaine plus carbohydrate group (VO2 max was still unaffected). Thirst was also unaffected as well as plasma electrolytes.
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Partly Funded by Danesco