New research on supplements that boosts running performance

Read some interesting research from an American university on a blend of natural minerals and nutrients that improved the 5 km times of young female runners by almost a minute.

The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in the distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a bench exercise. All of the changes were statistically significant and were not seen in the control group that took a placebo.

What caught my eye was the role these nutrients play in how cells work during exercise. Something that I have not seen emphasized in running.

It seems delivery worked well in capsule form and times dropped after a months’ use.

It is expected that the combination will also work well for vegetarian men and might benefit longer-distance running.

About Author:

Quintus van Rensburg is an Athletics South Africa Certified Coach, registered with Western Province Athletics. He serves on the Western Province Athletics Statistics Standing Committee and on the Bellville Athletics Management Committee as records official, statistician and coach. He competes in road running in distances ranging from 10 km to 100 km, with a focus on endurance events.

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