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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318259401a
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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

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Abstract

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.

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