The Influence Of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation On Exercise Performance In Highly Trained Cyclists
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Bovine colostrum (10g of 20% immunoglobulins) daily for five weeks prior to a 40km time trial increased performance relative to whey control in a somewhat ambiguous manner in elite cyclists, but continuing supplementation for another week of high intensity training before another 40km time trial noted significant improvements in overall performance, intensity (VO2max), and heart rate relative to whey control which was more pronounced in faster athletes.
The ventilatory threshold, which decreased by 14.6+/-19.2% in control, was preserved to 2.2+/-15.7% of baseline value in the colostrum group; peak power output was not influenced at any time.