Beneficial physiological effects of New Zealand blackcurrant intake on Endurance Athletes

  • Delayed OBLA, complete shift of the lactate curve, which may have beneficial implications for endurance athletes as it would allow prolonged high intensity exercise during competition and endurance exercise training
  • Lower lactate of 13% and increased power at maximum oxygen uptake
  • Up to 27% lower lactate across all cycling intensities
  • Conclusion: Observations suggest increased lactate clearance
  • The delay in OBLA could be predictive for an enhancement of cycling endurance performance
Published, Journal of Human Kinetics, 2015