Dietary nitrate supplementation improves rowing performance in well-trained rowers.

@article{Bond2012DietaryNS,
  title={Dietary nitrate supplementation improves rowing performance in well-trained rowers.},
  author={Hannah Bond and Lillian Morton and Andrea J. Braakhuis},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          251-6
        }
}
Increased plasma nitrate concentrations from dietary sources of nitrate have proven to benefit exercise performance. Beetroot (BR) contains relatively high levels of nitrate (NO₃⁻), which increases nitric oxide stores. This study investigated whether dietary nitrate supplementation, in the form of a BR beverage, would improve rowing performance during ergometer repetitions. In a randomized crossover design, 14 well-trained junior male rowers consumed 500 ml of either BR or placebo (PL) daily… Expand

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