How Nitrates Aid Athletic Performance
Nitrates reduce oxygen uptake (VO₂) during exercise which reduces fatigue and increases stamina. This occurs by increasing the blood flow to the muscles, allowing for a greater intensity of workouts.
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• Beet juice: well-tolerated in moderate quantities
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Source: Cermak NM, Gibala MJ, van Loon L. Nitrate supplementation’s improvement of 10-km time-trial performance in trained cyclists. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2012 Feb;22(1):64-71. – See more at: http://blog.nasm.org/nutrition/ergogenic-foods-performance-health/#sthash.MNEfMEcX.dpuf
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