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Use of Caffeinated Chewing Gum as an Ergogenic Aid

Bellar, David PhD1; Judge, Lawrence W PhD2; Craig, Bruce W PhD, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - pp 66-68
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31821b1308
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CAFFEINE HAS MANY BENEFICIAL PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS. CUSTOMARY METHODS OF CAFFEINE ADMINISTRATION INCLUDE INGESTION EITHER IN CAPSULE FORM OR THROUGH CONSUMPTION OF CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES. CAFFEINATED CHEWING GUM IS A FORM OF CAFFEINE ADMINISTRATION THAT REPRESENTS A CONVENIENT ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHOD BASED ON THE RAPID DELIVERY THROUGH THE MUCOSAL LINING.

1Department of Kinesiology, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana; and 2School of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

COLUMN EDITOR

The Bridging the Gap Column provides a better understanding of the science of training by explaining how the current research connects to practical applications.

David Bellaris currently an assistant professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Lawrence W. Judgeis currently an associate professor and the coordinator of the Graduate Coaching Program at the Ball State University and is the president of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaches Education.

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