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06.11.2021


Robuvit, 'the' supplement for triathlete 2.0

Robuvit, 'the' supplement for triathlete 2.0
A water-based extract of oak wood, marketed as Robuvit, has a stimulant effect, but does not have the side effects of classic stimulants such as caffeine. We wrote about this some days ago. An attentive reader sent us a study in which the same Robuvit made triathletes remarkably faster.

Study
The research we're bothering you with today appeared in Minerva Cardioangiologica in 2015. It was done by Italian researchers who receive a Christmas gift every year from Horphag Research, the producer of Robuvit.

The Italians experimented with amateur triathletes aged 30-40, who trained roughly in the same way. For 2 weeks, a group of about two dozen athletes took a supplement containing 300 milligrams of Robuvit daily, while an equally large group took no supplements.

The triathletes in the control group did not receive a placebo.

Results
In the control group, the time it took the subjects to complete a triathlon [750 m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running] decreased by 3.4 percent. In the supplement group, this decrease was a factor of three greater. Based on this study, supplementation with Robuvit should reduce triathlon times by 10.6 percent.

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Robuvit, 'the' supplement for triathlete 2.0


After the triathlon, the athletes in the supplementation group reported less muscle pain than the athletes in the control group.

In the blood of the athletes in the control group, the concentration of LDH and unconjugated bilirubin increased after a triathlon. LDH is a marker for muscle damage; unbound bilirubin is a marker for broken red blood cells. However, after a triathlon, these values did not increase significantly in the athletes in the Robuvit group.

Source:
Minerva Cardioangiol. 2015 Oct;63(5):403-9.

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