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I found this article and wondering what you guys think about it :)




apparently it is what it is in Kre alkalyn

"A performance enhancer that costs around one dollar.

As an ergogenic aid sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) loading has been researched and utilized by endurance athletes for years, and with mixed results. This is just good ol' baking soda that is available in any supermarket for around one dollar. However, don't let the simplistics fool you. If taken over a period of time 'bicarb' may help enhance muscular performance during both prolonged and intense exercise. In theory, bicarb loading is thought to augment the 'buffering capacity' of the bicarbonate buffer system in blood and the working tissues. This system in the body prevents the drop in pH in the working tissues caused by the build up of lactic acid (the burn in your muscles) producing fatigue. By enhancing blood acid-base regulators (buffering capacity) with bi-carb, it may delay muscular fatigue and reduce lactic acid accumulation in muscle. However, athletes using high doses of bi-carb regularly report some rather debilitating side effects, namely stomach cramping and chronic diarrhea."

- http://ast-ss.com/research/cribb/research_reviews/rr_full_text.asp?rrID=70

"A chemical compound available as baking soda or Alka Seltzer, sodium bicarbonate buffers lactic acid allowing longer bouts of near maximal cycling for short, high intensity sprint events lasting 1 to 7 minutes (400m. or 800m. sprints, time trials), but of minimal additional effect compared to the body's natural buffering capacity for lactic acid during very short intense exercise lasting less than 30 seconds or sustained endurance events. Generally, studies that used doses of 300 mg/kg body wt. found an ergogenic effect, while those using less than 200 mg/kg showed no effect."

- http://www.cptips.com/nutmyt.htm

"An ingestion of 300 mg/kg of body weight of bicarbonate before exercising will help you reduce muscular fatigue and so increase the performance of short- term physical exercise. Thus drinking mineral water containing bicarbonate may contribute to this beneficial intake.

Sportsmen continuously have two problems to solve : the other athletes to overtake and fatigue to overcome. The causes of fatigue are multifactorial, either they have physiological or psychological origins. From the physiological point of view, fatigue can have a central or peripheral origin. Among the peripheral causes, fatigue could be due to the accumulation of metabolites in muscle, such as lactates, hydrogen ions and ammonia. During prolonged submaximal effort, the major cause of fatigue is the energy substrate depletion (namely carbohydrates), but it has been shown that hyperthermia (over 40.1 C) or dehydration (over 1 or 2 % of body weight loss) could also contribute to the occurrence of fatigue.

In fact, to optimise performance, it is important to minimise fatigue and to delay its appearance. Athletes are aware of substances which could offset fatigue and since the 90s the use of sodium bicarbonate has become usual among sportsmen to buffer the acids produced during exercise."

- http://www.mgwater.com/bicarb.shtml

"Sodium Bicarbonate


This compound is found naturally in the body and acts as a buffering agent for lactic acid when lactate levels rise due to high-intensity exercise.

Does It Work? Probably. It's been the topic of research on many occasions and appears to be effective in improving performance in 400m, 800m, and 1500m runs.

Is It Safe?Only in moderation. Excessive doses can lead to alkalosis. It appears safe at the doses necessary to produce ergogenic effect, with the primary side effects being GI distress and diarrhea. These symptoms may well offset the ergogenic effect as well.

Is It Legal?Yes. Sodium bicarbonate is currently not a banned substance."

- http://www.runnersweb.com/running/rw_news_frameset.html?http://www.runnersweb.com/running/news/

rw_news_20041221_PRP_Ergogenics.html

Conclusion:

An intake of 200-300 mg baking powder per kg body weight 1-2 hours before exercise will most likely provide performance-promoting effects, it is most likely no health risks with such a dosage, but it can give stomach trouble as diarrhea, and should be tested in conjunction of training before evnt decide to use it during the competition.

The risk of diarrhea can be reduced by adopting much liquid (1 liter) with bikarbonat.

Try 75 min before next session cardio session try a dose of 1 heaped tablespoon (about 15 grams) baking powder.

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Int J Sports Med. 2008 Jun;29(6):519-23. Epub 2007 Nov 14.Links

Sodium bicarbonate improves swimming performance.

Lindh AM, Peyrebrune MC, Ingham SA, Bailey DM, Folland JP.

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom.

Sodium bicarbonate ingestion has been shown to improve performance in single-bout, high intensity events, probably due to an increase in buffering capacity, but its influence on single-bout swimming performance has not been investigated. The effects of sodium bicarbonate supplementation on 200 m freestyle swimming performance were investigated in elite male competitors. Following a randomised, double blind counterbalanced design, 9 swimmers completed maximal effort swims on 3 separate occasions: a control trial ©; after ingestion of sodium bicarbonate (SB: NaHCO3 300 mg . kg (-1) body mass); and after ingestion of a placebo (P: CaCO3 200 mg . kg (-1) body mass). The SB and P agents were packed in gelatine capsules and ingested 90 - 60 min prior to each 200 m swim. Mean 200 m performance times were significantly faster for SB than C or P (1 : 52.2 +/- 4.7; 1 : 53.7 +/- 3.8; 1 : 54.0 +/- 3.6 min : ss; p < 0.05). Base excess, pH and blood bicarbonate were all elevated pre-exercise in the SB compared to C and P trials (p < 0.05). Post-200 m blood lactate concentrations were significantly higher following the SB trial compared with P and C (p < 0.05). It was concluded that SB supplementation can improve 200 m freestyle performance time in elite male competitors, most likely by increasing buffering capacity.

PMID: 18004687 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE







 

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As many studies have found improvements as have found no improvement. Some of the methodologies were flawed imo and results reported in a very non critical way. Not to take anything away from the named contributors. This type of artistic licence is very, very common in research.
 

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pauly7582 said:
As many studies have found improvements as have found no improvement. Some of the methodologies were flawed imo and results reported in a very non critical way. Not to take anything away from the named contributors. This type of artistic licence is very, very common in research.
PMSL - can I just bump things for you in future? Saves me hunting :thumb:
 

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PMSL - can I just bump things for you in future? Saves me hunting :thumb:
lol. no problem mate. If you looked hard enough you could find a study that proves just about anything. It's so confusing for people sometimes and it's the scientists to blame!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4763973.stm

Don't know if you remember this guy. Dr Hwang. He was set for world wide fame for his work in which appeared to produce stem cells from cloned human embryos. Attracted billions in funding and completely fabricated his study. To do so he actually took eggs from one of his lab assistants and used them to claim he had produced cloned embyonic cells. This wasnt mentioned in the media though. He was set to recieve a Nobel Prize for this stuff too. He added many names to the list of contributors to his paper who were just friends and had no actual involvement.

Big time fraud. But this kind of thing on a lesser scale isn't 100% unheard of let me tell you.
 

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What that druggie :lol: :lol:
lol. Did she sh1t herself? wouldnt suprise me. She's known for trying obscure things. Like those silly running socks (supposed to improve blood return from the legs :whistling: ) and the snore strip :confused1: .

Funny mentality if you think about it. She's one athlete who preaches 'natural' and makes every effort to promote a drug free sport yet shes also the person who most often tries the silliest of 'legal' gimmicks that clearly have no effect.
 

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lol. Did she sh1t herself? wouldnt suprise me. She's known for trying obscure things. Like those silly running socks (supposed to improve blood return from the legs :whistling: ) and the snore strip :confused1: .

Funny mentality if you think about it. She's one athlete who preaches 'natural' and makes every effort to promote a drug free sport yet shes also the person who most often tries the silliest of 'legal' gimmicks that clearly have no effect.
I dont like her...

I remember that marathon where she wasnt going to win, so she quit and pretended to be ill...stupid cow
 
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