Special Issue "Nitrate Supplementation for Performance and Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: ergogenic aids; beetroot juice; nitrate; beta-alanine; caffeine; hepcidine; iron metabolism; muscle function; sports science; cardiorrespiratory responses
In the organism nitrate (NO3-)—via a series of reducing reactions started off by anaerobic bacteria present in the mouth—is a precursor of nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide has many physiological roles including the regulation of blood flow, blood pressure reduction, or improved energy metabolism, mitochondrial efficiency, and muscle contraction.
Ongoing studies are assessing the effects of diets with high NO3- contents or foods rich in NO3-, such as NO3- salts or beetroot juice, on vascular function in patients with cardiovascular disease. The effects of inorganic NO3- intake on athletic performance in different sport modalities, such as those involving cardiorespiratory resistance, high-intensity efforts or muscle-strengthening exercises, is also currently a subject of intense investigation.
This Special Issue seeks to provide new scientific evidence of the effects of the dietary intake of high NO3- levels or the intake of NO3- supplements on variables related to health or athletic performance. As Chief Editor of this issue entitled: “Nitrate Supplementation for Performance and Health”, I would like to make a call for original research articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses considering the effects of NO3- on health and athletic performance.
Dr. Raúl Domínguez
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- Beetroot juice
- Blood pressure
- Dietary nitrate
- Dietary supplements
- Exercise performance
- Muscle fatigue
- Muscle strength
- Muscular performance
- Nitric oxide
- Sports nutrition