Preliminary Evaluations of a Complex Amino Acid Supplement, Fatigue RevivaTM, to Reduce Fatigue in a Group of Professional Male Athletes and a Group of Males Recruited from the General Public

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Abstract

Fatigue RevivaTM was developed to provide a source of amino acids for rapid uptake by the body while avoiding the need for digestion of proteins. Complex amino acid formulations have significant palatability issues and thus new products require significant development and testing. An initial pilot study with 18 professional male athletes and 21 males recruited from the general public was undertaken to evaluate product palatability and tolerance over a 30 day period. This investigation found that Fatigue RevivaTM was well tolerated in terms of palatability and usage across 39 participants with only two of the 39 subjects reporting an issue with taste and five reporting an issue with flatulence. The professional athlete cohort reported a significantly lower level of fatigue compared with the general public group prior to commencement of supplementation. The general public group reported a significant reduction in fatigue following the use of Fatigue RevivaTM over the 30-day period. Compliance was extremely poor amongst the professional athlete group and as a result, changes in fatigue could not be statistically assessed for this group over the study period. Preliminary assessment of the product indicated that it has the potential to significantly reduce fatigue. Minor modifications to the product were identified for future development.

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R. Dunstan, D. Sparkes, T. Roberts and B. Dascombe, "Preliminary Evaluations of a Complex Amino Acid Supplement, Fatigue RevivaTM, to Reduce Fatigue in a Group of Professional Male Athletes and a Group of Males Recruited from the General Public," Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 231-235. doi: 10.4236/fns.2014.52028.

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