Special Issue "Plant-Based Supplementation, Endurance Performance and Fatigue"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.
Interests: nutrition; muscle; exercise science; cardiovascular physiology; exercise physiology; atherosclerosis; exercise
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The acute and chronic demands of exercise training can impose a heavy physiological cost, which ultimately leads to greater adaptation and capacity. However, acutely high-intensity training and/or high-volume training can dramatically elevate free radicals, leading to oxidative stress and inflammation. In periods of such intense training or competition, inadequate recovery between sessions may impair recovery from the physical and subsequent physiological challenge. The regular mismatch between training stimulus and recovery, as well as a desire to maximize the responses to training, has led athletes to modulate their nutritional strategies. One such strategy is supplementing their diet with specific macronutrients (e.g., protein), micronutrients (e.g., vitamins), and increasingly other factors, such as adaptogens, nootropics, and antioxidants. In parallel, there is increasing demand, and some evidence, for exploring and using plant-based nutrients due to nutritional or lifestyle choices as well as documented efficacy of biomolecules with known physiological targets. Accordingly, plant-based supplementation is growing in popularity, even though rigorous translational studies in humans are often lacking.
This Special Issue seeks submissions of manuscripts on original research or analytical reviews on the effects of plant-based supplementation on exercise performance and/or fatigue. Though work in humans may be preferential in translational strength, mechanistic work in animals may also prove valuable fodder for further work in humans and is welcomed.
Dr. Stephen Ives
Dr. Christopher Kotarsky
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