Effect of N-acetylcysteine on cycling performance after intensified training.

  title={Effect of N-acetylcysteine on cycling performance after intensified training.},
  author={Katie May Slattery and Ben J. Dascombe and Lee Kenneth Wallace and David John Bentley and Aaron J. Coutts},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={46 6},
PURPOSE This investigation examined the ergogenic effect of short-term oral N-acetylcysteine (NAC) supplementation and the associated changes in redox balance and inflammation during intense training. METHODS A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled crossover design was used to assess 9 d of oral NAC supplementation (1200 mg·d) in 10 well-trained triathletes. For each supplement trial (NAC and placebo), baseline venous blood and urine samples were taken, and a presupplementation cycle… CONTINUE READING
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