Suppleo, Inc., is pleased to report the results of an independent assessment of their first topical athletic performance lotion, Amp Human Performance. This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, cross-over study of physiologic and performance measures during a cycling session clearly indicates the potential impact Amp Human Performance could have. The researchers, Drs. Todd Schroeder and Albert Vallejo, concluded that "The application of Amp Human Performance to the lower extremity had a profound effect on reducing post exercise blood lactate by an average of 17.8%." They also observed a number of interesting and positive trends in performance and, importantly, observed no adverse events.
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Sodium bicarbonate has long been recognized as an ergogenic aid and its efficacy when taken orally is well studied. The challenge however lies in tapping into the scientific and clinical power of sodium bicarbonate without incurring the unwanted gastrointestinal side effects. In other words, it’s one thing to demonstrate efficacy in a laboratory setting, but how does one avoid the gastrointestinal challenges, maximize the efficacy, and exploit the ergogenic potential in an everyday training or typical race situation?
Suppleō, Inc., a topical performance technology company (Thousand Oaks, CA) developed an innovative approach. Their solution is Amp Human Performance, a proprietary topical formulation containing sodium bicarbonate. With Amp Human Performance an athlete can target specific muscle groups while bypassing the oral route of administration. Amp Human Performance is an ergogenic aid that is not only efficacious, but useful in a typical training or racing environment.
In this study, E. Todd Schroeder, PhD and Albert F. Vallejo, PhD of ETScience (South Pasadena, CA) assessed the efficacy of Amp Human Performance. ETS evaluated key performance and physiologic metrics in 15 well-trained cyclists. The investigation was a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, cross-over study of physiologic and performance measures during a cycling session. Most compelling, the application of Amp Human Performance to the lower extremity had a profound and statistically significant effect on reducing post exercise blood lactate by an average of 17.8%. In addition there were positive trends and correlations with key performance metrics (e.g., increased velocity, increased power, and lower perceived exertion) and importantly, there were no reported side effects using Amp Human Performance.
Their conclusion: Topical EDGE is clearly influencing key physiologic and performance metrics in well-trained cyclists. The application of Amp Human Performance to the lower extremity had a profound effect on reducing post exercise blood lactate by an average of 17.8%. Additional study is warranted to better understand the full potential of this product and technology.
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