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

The Effects of Ketogenic Dieting on Body Composition, Strength, Power

Little Byte Summary: Male athletes on a ketogenic diet observed body composition and testosterone changes compared to a control group on a different diet. Altering dietary carbohydrate intake seems to have a profound impact on mass and blood profiles in this group. Background: We recently mentioned Prof. Jeff Volek and some ketogenic products in a … Continue reading The Effects of Ketogenic Dieting on Body Composition, Strength, Power

Monday Assorted Links

Caroline Pullen's latest post on the food and product additive Xanthan Gum. Vegetarians be ware! Clinical Study: Fish Oil and Primrose Oil are Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Recent book on alternative arthritic treatments by Mark Hyman M.D. and Dr. Susan Blum M.D. "Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally"  Vitamin D supplementation restores Vitamin D, but may … Continue reading Monday Assorted Links