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Potential Relevance of Bioactive Peptides in Sports Nutrition

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Centre for Sports Science and University Sports, Institute for Nutrition, Exercise and Health, University of Vienna, Auf der Schmelz, 61150 Vienna, Austria
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Department for Nutritional Science, Institute for Nutrition, Exercise and Health, University of Vienna, 61150 Vienna, Austria
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Department of Sport and Sport Science, University of Freiburg, 79102 Freiburg, Germany
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Praxisklinik Rennbahn, CH-4132 Muttenz, Switzerland
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Academic Editor: Aloys Berg
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 3997; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113997
Received: 11 August 2021 / Revised: 27 October 2021 / Accepted: 4 November 2021 / Published: 10 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrients Supporting an Active Lifestyle)
Bioactive peptides are physiologically active peptides mostly derived from proteins following gastrointestinal digestion, fermentation or hydrolysis by proteolytic enzymes. It has been shown that bioactive peptides can be resorbed in their intact form and have repeatedly been shown to have a positive effect on health-related parameters such as hypertension, dyslipoproteinemia, inflammation and oxidative stress. In recent years, there has been increasing evidence that biologically active peptides could also play an important role in sports nutrition. Current studies have shown that bioactive peptides could have a positive impact on changes in body composition and muscular performance, reduce muscle damage following exercise and induce beneficial adaptions within the connective tissue. In the following overview, potential mechanisms as well as possible limitations regarding the sports-related effect of bioactive peptides and their potential mechanisms are presented and discussed. In addition, practical applications will be discussed on how bioactive peptides can be integrated into a nutritional approach in sports to enhance athletic performance as well as prevent injuries and improve the rehabilitation process. View Full-Text
Keywords: muscular performance; connective tissue; muscle recovery; body composition; endurance muscular performance; connective tissue; muscle recovery; body composition; endurance
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König, D.; Kohl, J.; Jerger, S.; Centner, C. Potential Relevance of Bioactive Peptides in Sports Nutrition. Nutrients 2021, 13, 3997. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113997

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König D, Kohl J, Jerger S, Centner C. Potential Relevance of Bioactive Peptides in Sports Nutrition. Nutrients. 2021; 13(11):3997. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113997

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König, Daniel, Jan Kohl, Simon Jerger, and Christoph Centner. 2021. "Potential Relevance of Bioactive Peptides in Sports Nutrition" Nutrients 13, no. 11: 3997. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113997

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