Pyruvate Metabolism Support
What is Pyruvate? Pyruvate is a compound that occurs naturally in the human body and is an end product of the metabolism of sugar and starch. Pyruvate is the primary or beginning compound in the Krebs's Cycle. The Krebs's Cycle is an energy cycle of chemical and enzyme actions that produce ATP or its direct precursors. ATP is the primary energy mechanism that the body uses when performing short powerful bursts of motion, like weightlifting. Powerhouse Supplements only provides top quality articles and supplements.
Why should I use Pyruvate? There has been some recent data that suggests that in conjunction with a low-fat diet, Pyruvate can increase the amount of energy that the mitochondria (a region in cells where compounds are used to create energy), uses as well as possibly inhibiting fat production in the body. For athletes or persons looking to lose weight, this can mean a natural added boost to your fat loss efforts. Contact an ISSA or Parrillo Certified Personal Trainer at Powerhouse Supplements for additional information on products, articles, nutrition, or training.
What research has been done on Pyruvate? Various research studies have been done on Pyruvate that were conducted on humans in a double-blind, placebo manner. These studies have shown that supplementing the diet with Pyruvate has had a significant effect on sustained weight and fat loss. Subjects in these studies enhanced fat loss up to 48%. It should be noted however that these studies were conducted on obese women and not on well conditioned athletes. In addition to these studies, others have shown that supplementing with Pyruvate increased muscular endurance through an infusion of glucose and glycogen. powerhouse-supplements.com
What doses of Pyruvate should be taken? There are no definitive studies showing what doses of Pyruvate are most effective. However, many scientists believe that taking anywhere from 2-6gm per day can have significant results. Powerhouse Supplements 2000.
What side effects are caused by Pyruvate? Pyruvate has thus far been shown to be extremely safe and effective. No known side effects have been reported.