Consumption of high nitrate beetroot juice improves both sprint performance and decision-making in Rugby players, say scientists from the University of Exeter.
Lead author Chris Thompson, of the University of Exeter, said that this research is a really exciting landmark in the work conducted on nitrate supplementation so far, adding that the improvement they found may seem small, but it's likely to provide a meaningful advantage to the athlete on the sports field.
AdvertisementHe noted that it could mean that team sport players are able to make those important decisions faster and cover more ground than their opponents in the seconds when it matters most.
The study is published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
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