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Sodium citrate ingestion and its effects on maximal anaerobic exercise of different durations.
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PMID:  1735409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of an alkalising agent were studied in ten subjects who participated in anaerobic testing on a cycle ergometer to determine the effectiveness of sodium citrate (0.5 body mass) as an ergogenic aid during exercise of 10-s, 30-s, 120-s and 240-s duration. Blood was collected prior to, after ingestion of sodium citrate (NaHCO3), and postexercise, from a heated (43-46 degrees C) fingertip and analysed immediately postcollection for pH, partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide, base excess and blood bicarbonate. Total work undertaken (kJ) and peak power (W) achieved during the tests was also obtained via a work monitor unit. The results indicated that a dose of 0.5 body mass sodium citrate had no ergogenic benefit for exercise of either 10-s or 30-s duration. Blood bicarbonate concentrations, however, were significantly increased (P less than 0.05) following ingestion of the citrate during these trials. Exercise periods of 120 s and 240 s were significantly increased (P less than 0.05) above the control and placebo conditions following sodium citrate ingestion. Blood bicarbonate concentrations were again increased above control and placebo conditions and blood lactate concentrations were also increased following the citrate trials. The pH decreased significantly (P less than 0.05) in all trials below the control and placebo conditions. On the basis of the exercise undertaken in this study we would suggest that a dose of 0.5 body mass of sodium citrate could improve anaerobic exercise performance of 120-s and 240-s duration.
L McNaughton; R Cedaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0301-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-06     Completed Date:  1992-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410266     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Tasmania, Centre for Physical Education, Launceston, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Bicarbonates / blood
Blood Gas Analysis
Citrates / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*
Citric Acid
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Test
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Lactates / blood
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bicarbonates; 0/Citrates; 0/Lactates; 77-92-9/Citric Acid

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