HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Honey may be the ideal pre-workout energy source

The results of research presented today at the annual Experimental Biology meetings in San Diego, California may sweeten the appeal of honey to athletes. "During the past three decades, carbohydrate 'sports gels' have become a popular means of providing energy to athletes," said Dr. Richard Kreider of the University of Memphis Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory, and the lead investigator of the study. "We found honey to be one of the most effective forms of carbohydrate gels to ingest just prior to exercise. This could translate into greater endurance during a workout or a race." As part of a three-phase clinical trial, honey is being studied against other forms of carbohydrate gels when ingested just prior to or during exercise.

The trials are sponsored by the National Honey Board, which develops research and consumer information programs to increase the demand for honey, and are being performed in collaboration with IMAGINutrition® of Aptos, CA. "Honey appears to be a carbohydrate source that is relatively mild in its effects upon blood sugar compared to other carbohydrate sources," added Dr. Kreider. The lower "glycemic index" profile of honey is an important consideration for sports enthusiasts because when ingested just prior to exercise, higher glycemic index carbohydrates (like dextrose, maltodextrin or sucrose) may promote fatigue more quickly due to the corresponding release of insulin and faster muscle glycogen (stored carbohydrate source) utilization."

In the first phase of these trials, blood glucose, insulin concentration, glycemic index and the insulin response index were determined in seventy-one study subjects. After an eight-hour fast, the subjects were given one of seven gel packets. The packets contained either dextrose, sucrose, fructose, maltodextrin, honey, PowerGel (a commercially available gel product) or a similarly flavored placebo. "One of the issues during exercise is the timing of carbohydrate ingestion j
'"/>

Contact: Mary Ann Johnson
mjohnson@zfpartners.com
415-268-5421
Zuckerman Fernandes & Partners
16-Apr-2000


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Honey bee genome assembled
2. Honeybee gene find ends 150-year search
3. Honey bee genome being sequenced
4. Honey the darker the better Has potential as dietary antioxidant
5. USDA establishes Honeybee Genetics and IPM Center
6. Honey shines in athletic research, has scientific community abuzz
7. Honey as healer
8. Honey : Naturess sweetener may increase recuperation after workouts
9. Honey in the medicine cabinet!
10. Dark Honey Has More Illness-Fighting Agents Than Light Honey
11. Summer Science: Where Have All The Honeybees Gone? UD Bee Guy Asks Why--From America To The Amazon

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/27/2018)... ... November 27, 2018 , ... Victrex has ... solution with a broader range of usage temperature compared to existing polymers such ... its new VICTREX CTâ„¢ 200 for dynamic sealing applications where gases such as ...
(Date:11/20/2018)... ... November 19, 2018 , ... CRISPR ... drug development, agriculture, human clinical therapeutics, and animal and disease model), by Products ... compound and target screening, and agriculture and industrial use), by Patent Activities (patent ...
(Date:11/16/2018)... ... 16, 2018 , ... Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) has ... engage listeners in intelligent, insightful conversation about everything related to industrial, pesticidal, and ... of lawyers, scientists, and consultants will keep listeners abreast of the changing world ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/28/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Earlier this month, Lajollacooks4u's Founder and Chef Jodi Abel traveled ... of truffle season. , Her first stop was Umbria, a region in ... Black Truffle Lodge in the small mountain village of Pettino, Chef Jodi was introduced ...
(Date:11/20/2018)... ... November 19, 2018 , ... Patients with missing teeth in Sandy ... from Dr. Dan Myers at THE DENTIST Centers without a referral. Dr. Myers ... for the last 20 years. He now offers skilled dental care in two practice ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... November 13, 2018 , ... Renowned ... to patients on the island of Kauai. Dr. Leadbeater, of Kahala Pet ... services since 2009. Recently, he began traveling to the island of Kauai on ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... 13, 2018 , ... , Park Systems, world leader in Atomic Force Microscopes ... demand for AFM technology in China, Park Systems has decided to provide direct support ... Beijing equipped with Park AFM. , The Grand Opening of the Park Beijing Office ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: