The Correlation Between Β -alanine Supplementation Essay

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Hill et al. (2006) conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to investigate the difference between β-Alanine supplementation after 4 and 10 weeks and the effect on intense cycling capacity. 25 fit undergraduate and postgraduate fit male participants from the University of Chichester, characterized by low economy and low meat consumption, liberally volunteered to participate. Subjects were not taking any dietary supplements and refrained from supplements 6 weeks before the study. The subjects continued their normal training and diet throughout the study. A cycle performance was completed by each male in order to meet the requirements of the study and then the males were randomized to either the β-Alanine supplemented group (n=13, 8 males continued for 10 weeks) or the placebo group (n=12). The subjects were supplemented each day for 4 or 10 weeks with 8 doses of 100 milligram; the doses increased during the initial four weeks. A percutaneous muscle biopsy of the vastus lateralis was obtained from 6 β-Alanine participants, 8 participants for the 10 weeks, and 6 placebo participants after a cycling test two days before and after supplementation. To measure performance, the males completed a cycle capacity test, which examined the total work done at 110% of their maximum power over 60 seconds. This test was completed 2 times during the initial seven days as well as a pre-supplementation test, during and after the 4th week of supplementation, and for 7…

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