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Sodium Bicarbonate—A Potent Ergogenic Aid?

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Author(s): Jose Shelton | Gideon V. Praveen Kumar

Journal: Food and Nutrition Sciences
ISSN 2157-944X

Volume: 01;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Sodium Bicarbonate | Ergogenic Aid | High-Intensity Exercise | Anaerobic Glycolytic System

ABSTRACT
This report aims to look at the role of Sodium bicarbonate as a potent Ergogenic aid and its role in improving the performance of athletes. It includes the mechanism of action of sodium bicarbonate during high-intensity exercise. The report also shows the various types of athletes who can be benefited from sodium bicarbonate loading, evidences for improvement in performance, conflicting evidences, recommended dosages and side-effects for bicarbonate loading.

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