Spraying L-menthol does not enhance running performance in the heat (research article)

L-Menthol stimulates cutaneous thermoreceptors and induces cool sensations improving thermal comfort but has also been linked to heat storage responses. Therefore, L-Menthol application could lead to a conflict in behavioural and thermoregulatory drivers improving comfort but leading to a higher rate of deep body temperature rise; the present study examined this possibility.

That is from the study Spraying with 0.20% L-menthol does not enhance 5 km running performance in the heat in untrained runners.

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