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Ergogenic effects of sodium bicarbonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18607226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Athletes use many different strategies to enhance their performance, including clothing and footwear, training regimes, diets, and ergogenic aids. The use of ergogenic aids is believed to be widespread, with a variety of legal as well as illegal substances being used previously and currently. Among the more popular ergogenic aids is the use of sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate, collectively recognized as "buffers." These substances potentially provide the body with added resistance against fatigue caused by deleterious changes in acid-base balance brought about by a variety of exercise modes and durations. The popularity of buffering has generated a plethora of research dating back to the 1930s, which continues to date. The issues surrounding buffering revolve around the dosage size, timing of ingestion, and the type of exercise to benefit from the use of buffers. We hope this review addresses these pertinent issues.
Lars R McNaughton; Jason Siegler; Adrian Midgley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  2008-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Hull, Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, Hull, England.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Exercise / physiology
Sodium Bicarbonate / administration & dosage,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
144-55-8/Sodium Bicarbonate

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