The Potential Benefits of Quercetin Supplementation for Endurance Cyclists

Study Summary This small pilot study examined whether seven days of quercetin supplementation (1,000 mg/day) could improve energy metabolism, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and enhance high-intensity cycling performance in 12 physically active male students. Using a randomized, single-blind crossover design, participants completed two seven-day supplementation periods of quercetin and placebo, separated by a week … Read more

Ketone Esters Appear to Reduce Mental Fatigue and Muscle Inflammation in Endurance Athletes

Study Summary We’ve long suspected the following: Exogenous Ketones’ main benefits may be in regard to mental elements of a race. Particularly the ability for your brain to be alert and not want to quit. Now a new study appears to back this up. A study examined whether ketone ester supplements could help endurance athletes sustain their mental … Read more

Calories Restriction Diet or Exercise: Which is Best for Visceral Fat Loss?

Diet or Exercise: The Classic Question Gets a New Answer? A new article discusses a recent study that compared the effects of exercise and caloric restriction on reducing visceral fat in people who are overweight or obese. Visceral fat is a type of fat that accumulates in the abdominal cavity and surrounds vital organs such … Read more

Exogenous Ketone Esters Appear to Improve The Number of Capillaries and Oxygen Delivery in Cyclists

Increased Capillaries , VEGF, eNOS and Potential Higher Oxygen Deliver and Waste Product Removal A recent study found that ketone ester supplements may help cyclists improve performance by boosting their body’s ability to deliver oxygen to muscles during intense training. Researchers studied 18 healthy and fit male volunteers, including cyclists, over 3 weeks of endurance overload cycling – … Read more

Does New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Enhance Endurance Performance in Repeated High-Intensity Exercise?

While many of us compete in sports that are straight-up repeated sprints, the varied, or stochastic, nature of a triathlon, bike race, or even a 5K where you must cover moves makes these studies more relevant to racing. STUDIES SUMMARY Research shows that New Zealand blackcurrant (NZBC) extract can improve performance in high-intensity interval and … Read more

Could Exogenous Ketone Esters improve natural EPO levels when taken post-exercise?

Most Ketone Ester studies have looked at a direct impact on cycling performance in a certain window after taking an ester. Those results haven’t been promising. This study is different. It looked at whether Ketone Esters would raise natural EPO levels in male cyclists. Injected EPO was used by cyclists in the height of the … Read more

Ketone Ester Protocols from a World Team Cycling Physician

Frank Llosa and Dr. Dag Van Eslande talk about using ketone esters for cycling success. Dr. Dag van Elslande is the UCI World Tour Israel Startup Nation (ISN) team doctor. He advises Tour de France racers and other World Tour riders. Ketone EsterTesting Protocol for In Race Usage How do you know if Ketone Esters … Read more