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G-38 Free Communication/Poster - Performance Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM Room: CC-Hall B

Comparison Of The Effects Of A Novel Structured Nanotechnology Water On Physical Performance.

3214 Board #83 June 2 8

00 AM - 9

30 AM

SAMI, ALI K. M.1; Liguori, Gary FACSM2

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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 2018 - Volume 50 - Issue 5S - p 791-792
doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000538606.86861.eb
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PURPOSE: A new type of water that uses nanotechnology to alter the physical and chemical properties of water molecules to enhance its bioavailability was compared to other commonly consumed beverages for the effect on physical performance.

METHODS: Thirty male college athletes (21-23 y) were randomly divided into three groups, nanotechnology structured water (N), Gatorade (G), ordinary water (W)) for a 3-month training program. Participants were blinded to their beverage and were instructed to consume their respective beverage at 500 ml/kg body weight over the course of each day during the 3-month training period, with other fluids consumed ad libitum. All participants completed the same set of pre-post physical tests: resting heart rate (RHR); sprinting; jumping, in which participants jumped 10 consecutive times with the difference in height jumped between the first and last jump recorded; obstacle course, which measured for accuracy in completing the course; and peak exercise heart rate on a 60-min steady-state treadmill run (EHR).

RESULTS: Post-training test results were analyzed for differences among groups using an ANCOVA, which accounted for any baseline differences among groups. All significant results were then subjected to a post-hoc analysis to determine specific differences. For sprinting, the N group (10.0s) was faster than both G (11.5s; p=0.025) and W (13.5s; p<.001). The N group had lower EHR (112.6bpm) compared to G (138bpm; p<.001) and W (157bpm; p<.001). The N group had a lower jump differential (25cm) then G (41cm; p<.001) and W (59cm; p<.001). In the obstacle course, N had a mean score of 86.6, which was higher than G (70; p<0.001) and W (63; p<0.001). The only variable that was not different among groups on the post-test was RHR (p=0.33).

CONCLUSIONS: This is the first known study to measure the effect of structured nanotechnology water magnalife on physical performance, and these results indicate that participants consuming nano-water performed better on a series of physical tests compared to other beverages. However, this study had used a small population of male athletes only. Future studies should be larger and include a variety of populations to gain a better understanding of the possible ergogenic effects of nano-water.

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