Welcome to our weekly summary of the latest research updates from the world of sports nutrition.
1000mg of Quercetin a Day Can Improve Recovery From Training
Our thoughts: Maybe we should start adding this to our HMB Sport product!
Cooling Your Palms Will Improve Your Bench Press... Not.
This study looked into whether cooling the palms during when doing bench press could improve performance or reduce fatigue. They tested two different temperatures (10°C and 15°C) compared to a regular temperature (28°C) but found that palm cooling didn't make any noticeable difference in how people felt during the exercise or how well they performed. So, using palm cooling doesn't seem to be a helpful strategy for making bench press workouts easier or more effective.
Our thoughts: We're more suprised that this study was carried out than we are with the results.
Curcumin Has no Impact on Exercise Performance or Recovery
This review looked into whether curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, can help reduce muscle damage and soreness after exercise. They analyzed sixteen studies but found that the evidence didn't show a clear benefit for curcumin in lessening the negative effects of exercise on muscles, such as pain and inflammation. So, while curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, more research is needed to confirm if it's really effective in helping our muscles recover after a workout..
Our thoughts: Just because a compound can reduce inflammation, doesn't necessarily mean it has an application in exercise recovery.