Branched-chain Amino Acid Supplementation During Repeated Prolonged Skiing Exercises At Altitude

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 24
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Trained, Average
Notes for this study:
Fatigue, as assessed by a power output test on an erg following prolonged exercise (6-8 hours of skiiing) failed to demonstrate any anti-fatigue effect of BCAA supplementation relative to carbohydrate placebo and appeared to reduce the body weight loss (2.1% loss in placebo, 1.2% nonsignificantly loss in BCAA).