Clinical Studies Assess the Impact of Honey Supplements on Exercise Performance and Recovery
Honey Board, in cooperation with IMAGINutrition and MetaResponse
Sciences, is funding two clinical trials at the Exercise and Sports
Nutrition Laboratory at the University of Memphis to determine if honey
really is more than just a sweet treat.
are centering on the value of honey during exercise performance and
recovery in endurance and weight training individuals," said Rick
Kreider, Ph.D., lead investigator for honey study.
In support of
the study on honey, numerous clinical trials have indicated the
ingestion of carbohydrates during exercise can enhance exercise
performance. The unique carbohydrate profile of honey may favorably
alter the way the body burns fuel during exercise. Recent evidence also
indicates concurrent carbohydrate and protein ingestion prior to and/or
following exercise may reduce exercise-induced muscle protein breakdown
and be beneficial for all athletes involved in intense training.
fosters a more favorable hormone profile than typical carbohydrates,
this could lead to quicker recuperation after exercise," suggests Dr.
often overlooked as a dietary supplement, honey is a naturally
occurring combination of various sugars and antioxidants in a gel form.
Recently, the consumption of carbohydrates in a gel form has become a
popular means for athletes to ingest carbohydrates prior to, during
and/or following exercise.
For more information contact IMAGINutrition and MetaResponse Sciences at http://www.nusciences.com.