ergo-log.com

Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "

about us

/

contact

/

18.01.2011


Mix of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins improves bodybuilders' body composition

A pretty pared-down supplement mix containing a couple of grams of protein, some minerals, a handful of vitamins, caffeine and a pinch of BCAAs can help bodybuilders make their body leaner. Sports scientists at the Brazilian Mackenzie Presbyterian University gave bodybuilders the cocktail half an hour before they started training.

Mix of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins improves bodybuilders' body composition
The product that the researchers used was from the Probiotica Laboratories, a Brazilian supplements manufacturer that recently opened a European office. Probiotica sells a lot of classic products like Extra Pack NO2.

Six recreational bodybuilders, with an average age of 28-29, took the supplement mix every day for 4 weeks. The bodybuilders took one pill a day. On the days that they didn't train the bodybuilders took the supplement with breakfast. Six other bodybuilders were given a placebo.

The composition of the supplement is shown below.


Amount in sachet

Composition

Big oval tablet

1

2.3 g of protein

Blue and black capsule

1

64 mg of calcium, 22 mg of magnesium, 1.75 mg of zinc, 4 mg of niacin, 60 mcg of folic acid and 0.3 mg of B2 vitamin

Purple oval tablets

2

22.5 mg of vitamin C

Small rounded pill

1

5 mg of vitamin E

Green and red capsule

2

540 mg of guarana (22 mg of caffeine)

Blue and white capsules

2

316 mg of isoleucine, 440 mg of leucine, 316 mg of valine and 0,3 mg of vitamin B6

White capsule

1

200 mg of calcium

Oval tablet

1

500 mg of wheat protein


At the end of the 4 weeks [pos] the bodybuilders in the supplement group [PAK Group] had lost almost 2 percent of their body fat. There were no clear differences in strength progression between the groups.


Mix of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins improves bodybuilders' body composition


Mix of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins improves bodybuilders' body composition


The bodybuilders in the supplement group had less trouble with infections like colds and flu than the placebo group. That's why the researchers think their immune system was functioning better.

Source:
J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 Nov 8; 7: 36.

More:
The effect of a litre of skimmed milk after a workout 30.06.2010