Study Shows Lonza Ingredient Lowers Hypoxic Stress

September 29, 2008

Supplementation with Carnipure tartrate boosts muscle oxygen consumption, potentially countering hypoxic stress, according to a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Hypoxic stress caused by resistance exercise can lead to muscle soreness and hinder athletic performance.

Supplementation with Carnipure tartrate boosts muscle oxygen consumption, potentially countering hypoxic stress, according to a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Hypoxic stress caused by resistance exercise can lead to muscle soreness and hinder athletic performance.

In the study, which was supported by Carnipure tartrate manufacturer Lonza (Basel, Switzerland), researchers found that resistance athletes who took the supplement had higher muscle oxygen consumption than other athletes. Carnipure tartrate, a patented, generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredient, consists of 68% L-carnitine and 32% L-tartaric acid.

“We’re pleased with this new evidence, since it further strengthens the story behind the benefits of Carnipure tartrate on exercise recovery,” said Lonza’s head of technical marketing and scientific affairs for North America, Kevin Owen, PhD.