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Athletes Benefit From Nitrate Supplements That Boost Blood Flow

March 2, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Athletes and fitness fanatics have been taking nitrate supplements for years to increase endurance by improving oxygen use by muscles. A new British study in rats shows that nitrates decrease the viscosity of blood, boosting blood flow, while ensuring proper oxygen delivery. Researchers found that the effects were due to a complex balancing act involving the liver and kidneys, oxygen, hemoglobin in the blood and the hormone erythropoietin. The findings may lead to development of therapeutics for dietary intervention in dangerous blood volume diseases like polycythemia and other conditions that warrant a reduction in red cell mass and improvement in blood flow.
T. Ashmore et al., "Suppression of erythropoiesis by dietary nitrate. ", The FASEB Journal, March 02, 2015, © FASEB
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