Sodium Bicarbonate Ingestion and Exercise Dosage Revisited

Price, Mike J. and Gough, Lewis A. and Higgins, Matthew and McNaughton, Lars (2019) Sodium Bicarbonate Ingestion and Exercise Dosage Revisited. In: Advances in Medicine and Biology. Nova. ISBN 9781536152388

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High intensity exercise results in an excess of hydrogen ions and acute, transient reductions in blood and muscle pH. Sodium bicarbonate ingestion is a strategy employed by many athletes to increase the buffering capacity for such hydrogen ions in an attempt to offset acidosis and improve or maintain performance. However, the acute doses used in such scenarios can result in gastrointestinal discomfort. More recent work has considered lower doses and determination of individual peaks in alkalosis. This commentary will overview conventional ingestion strategies and consider a complimentary approach to ingestion dosage in relation to a range of body masses.

Item Type: Book Section
1 March 2019Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alkalosis, performance, high intensity exercise, body mass, gastrointestinal distress
Subjects: CAH03 - biological and sport sciences > CAH03-02 - sport and exercise sciences > CAH03-02-01 - sport and exercise sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Life and Sport Sciences (C-LASS)
Depositing User: Lewis Gough
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 16:15
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 16:15

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