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Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation: It's Worth Another Chance

Koziris, Lymperis (Perry) PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Section Editor(s): Koziris, Perry PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 4 - p 21
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318259401a
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SUMMARY: THE BENEFIT TO RISK RATIO OF SODIUM BICARBONATE BUFFER PROTOCOLS MAY BE OPTIMIZED BY REDUCING THE RISK OF GASTROINTESTINAL SIDE EFFECTS. THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED BY COINGESTING A SMALL CARBOHYDRATE MEAL AND ALLOWING ENOUGH TIME FOR INITIAL SIDE EFFECTS TO DECLINE FROM THEIR PEAK.

Exercise Physiologist, Institut National du Sport du Québec, Montreal, Canada

The Research Digest Column summarizes a key research article in the field of strength and conditioning and provides practical applications for the strength and conditioning practitioner.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Perry Koziris, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Lymperis (Perry) Koziris is an exercise physiologist at the Institut National du Sport du Québec.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association