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Combat Acid Buildup With These 4 Supplements

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Jul 29, 2013
  • Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM UTC
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Sodium Bicarbonate

Best known as baking soda, sodium bicarbonate is also the most abundant acid buffer in muscle tissue. Sodium bicarbonate ingestion has been shown to improve performance in single-bout, high-intensity events, and in repeated sprint workouts, probably due to an increase in buffering capacity. Recommended dosage is 0.2-0.4 grams per kilogram of bodyweight before exercise. Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, so be sure to try sodium bicarbonate preloading in training before you try it in a race.

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