AA Resveratrol Blast and Exercise Performance

22 10 2009

AA Resveratrol Blast form XCAP (Xtreme Couture Athletic Pharmaceuticals) and Exercise performance

I recently put up a blog about Quercetin and the Flu.  Looking at statistics from the blog, that topic was very popular.  So here is another one about Quercetin, which is in our Anti-Aging product AA Resveratrol Blast.

According to the results of one recently published study, there may not be quite as much to fear as you think.

In this small trial, researchers gave twelve healthy subjects either a vitamin-enriched beverage twice daily or the same vitamin-enriched beverage supplemented with an additional plant-based flavonoid quercetin.

Over a week-long period, participants were monitored to assess the amount of time it took to show fatigue during a stationary bike riding session, as measured by VO2max—also known as maximal oxygen consumption, a marker of physical fitness that denotes the maximum capacity of your body to use and transport oxygen during exercise.

The subjects who received a quercetin boost showed a significantly higher 13.9 increase in physical stamina during the bike-riding exercise, when compared with those who drank the vitamin-enriched beverage without quercetin.1

The conclusion: A simple daily quercetin supplement can increase your fitness and endurance during an exercise training program in as little as seven days.

This may be a small study—but it’s hardly the first of its kind, with animal investigations having delivered similar results in the past. And with its proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, there’s no question that taking quercetin can give you a critical edge.

Reference:

1. Davis JM, Carlstedt CJ, Chen S, Carmichael MD, Murphy EA. The Dietary Flavonoid Quercetin Increases VO2max and Endurance Capacity. Inter J Sports Nutr Exerc Metab. 2009 June 24. Published Online Ahead of Print.

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