|Thirsty? Drink mineral water and recover faster!|
In the corresponding paper, which has been published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition roughly a week ago, the researchers report the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover human study to evaluate the effect of ingestion of natural mineral water extracted from a depth of 689 m on recovery from prolonged fatiguing aerobic running conducted at 30°C.
"689 m?" - if that's what you're thinking right now, just forget this hilarious detail and think of it as mineral water - I seriously doubt that the exact depth is relevant by any means. What really counts, is the mineral composition of the mineral and regular waters the subjects consumed after running on a motorized treadmill at 40% of their VO2max at a room temperature of 30°C until a 3% decline in body mass was observed. The total amount of water the subjects had to consume was standardized and amounted to 1.5 times their body mass loss.
|Table 1: Concentrations of the minerals and trace elements in drinks used inthe study (Stasiule. 2014)|
|Figure 1: VO2max and VO2Max Pulse changes (%) during the post-exercise period (Stasiule. 2014).|
- James, Lewis J., et al. "Effect of whey protein isolate on rehydration after exercise." Amino acids 46.5 (2014): 1217-1224.
- Stasiule, Loreta, et al. "Deep mineral water accelerates recovery after dehydrating aerobic exercise: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study." Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 11.1 (2014): 34.