Combat Acid Buildup With These 4 Supplements

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

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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