NO Gel

Does Not Improve Weight Training

NO Gel - Does Not Improve Weight Training
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important chemical secreted by the cells lining the blood vessels that control blood flow. Increasing NO boosts distance running speed and efficiency, but the effects are small. Richard Bloomer and co-workers from the University of Memphis found that a nitrate gel (2 nitrooxy ethyl 2 amino 3 methylbutanoate) increased blood nitrate by 6.7 percent, but found no improvements in weight training performance. They noted, however, that some athletes made marked improvements. This could be due to the placebo effect (power of suggestion) or there could be responders and non-responders to the supplement. (Journal Strength Conditioning Research, published online)