Stim from orange 2S-hesperidin works immediately after intake
Yesterday we wrote about the effects of 2S-hesperidin, a flavanone from oranges. Cyclists who take 500 milligrams of this substance daily for several weeks sprint faster. According to another study, which dates back to 2019, it is not necessary to use 2S-hesperidin for weeks. The orange stimulant improves sprint performance after the first time you take the substance.
The researchers - the same researchers as the one we wrote about yesterday - got 15 semi-professional cyclists to perform four short sprints on two different occasions. The one time the subjects took a placebo for 5 hours before sprinting, the other time 500 milligrams of 2S-hesperidin.
The researchers used Cardiose, a product from their sponsor, HealthTech BioActives. [htba.com]
The supplement had no statistically significant effect on average sprint performance, although there was a trend that performance improved after subjects took Cardiose.
The researchers did find significant results when they only looked at the best sprints. Then they saw that supplementation with Cardiose increased the subjects' power [say: the speed].
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Just a wild idea
In previously published studies, to which we have linked below, hesperidin improves the slimming effect of caffeine. Hesperidin itself also appears to be a weight loss supplement. And you can already feel where this is going.
Could you increase the performance-enhancing effect of 2S-hesperidin by co-supplementation with caffeine?
More coming soon.
Nutrients. 2019 Aug 14;11(8):1898.
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