The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Cardiostrong sports beverage to both Gatorade® and a placebo on hydration, heart rate, electrolytes and body temperature. The study will require 4 visits to the Human Physiology Lab at Marywood University four times over a two week period. Visit 1 will last about 2 hours. Visits 2-4 will last about three hours each, for a total time commitment of about 10 hours. The study is expected to begin in September, 2013 and be completed in approximately 4 months.
If you are a recreationally trained cyclist or triathlete who has been training regularly for at least 6 months for at least six hours per week, you may be eligible to participate.
In order to participate you must:
Be between 18 and 45 years of age
Be free of injury in the last in the past 6 months
Not have known heart, metabolic, or immune conditions
Not be taking medication that influences your heart rate and rhythm
Be able to consume milk, soy, and aspartame
Participants will undergo:
Aerobic capacity (VO2max) testing
90 min of cycling in a hot room (86°F)
Capillary blood collection with a finger stick for blood metabolite analysis
Subjects in this study will receive extensive exercise testing with professional interpretation of their results at the conclusion of the study. This may help the subjects to optimize their exercise program and prevent overtraining and injuries. Participants will also have the chance to be part of a novel research study that will add to the abundance of knowledge about aerobic fitness testing in the exercise science field.
This study is being conducted by Angela Hillman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Marywood University. The study is funded by Kamath Biosciences LLC., Coralville, IA, 55241.
Amgela Hillman Ph.D., ECP
Human Physiology Laboratory | Center for Athletics and Wellness, Room 102 | (570) 340-6069 | Fax: (570) 340-6067
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