Addition of sodium alginate and pectin to a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution does not influence substrate oxidation, gastrointestinal comfort, or cycling performance
journal contributionposted on 03.02.2020, 11:59 authored by Stephen MearsStephen Mears, James Worley, George S Mason, Carl Hulston, Lewis JamesLewis James
Eight well-trained cyclists ingested 68 g·h-1 of a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution with sodium alginate and pectin (CHO-ALG) or a taste and carbohydrate-type matched carbohydrate-electrolyte solution (CHO) during 120 min cycling at 55% Wmax followed by a ~20 min time trial. V̇O2, V̇CO2 blood glucose concentration, substrate oxidation, gastrointestinal symptoms and time trial performance (CHO-ALG: 1219 ± 84 s, CHO: 1267 ± 102 s; P = 0.185) were not different between trials. Novelty bullet: • Inclusion of sodium alginate and pectin in a carbohydrate drink does not influence blood glucose, substrate oxidation, gastrointestinal comfort or performance in cyclists.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences