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October 10, 2013
The 12-week study showed trained athletes were able to lift heavier weights and double the reported benefits of their workouts on lean body mass. The study concluded that supplementation with PEAK ATP® (fromTSI Group) enhanced muscle performance and recovery by increasing blood flow and oxygenation of muscles.
The study was lead by Jacob Wilson, Ph.D, assistant professor and director, University of Tampa. Wilson's team examined the effects of 400mg per day of oral adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) supplementation on muscular adaptations. The study investigated changes in muscle size, strength and power in response to resistance training and the nutrition intervention with oral PEAK ATP®.
"These categorically positive results are gratifying but not at all surprising," said Larry Kolb, president of Missoula, MT-based TSI USA Inc. "Athletes have long relied on PEAK ATP as a next generation nutritional tool to maximize performance and generate a safe, reliable competitive edge."
The study was a three-phase randomized, double-blind, placebo, diet controlled intervention. Phase one entailed a periodized resistance-training program. Phase two consisted of a two week overreaching cycle during which volume and frequency were increased, followed by a two-week taper or phase three.
Researchers examined muscle mass, strength and power at the beginning of the study and in weeks four, eight and 12 to assess the chronic effects of ATP. Assessment performance variables also occurred at the end of weeks nine and 10, corresponding to the mid and endpoints of the overreaching cycle.
The findings showed resistance training increased performance in athletes, however, PEAK ATP® doubled the effect of training alone and resulted in a significant increase in lean body mass by 100 percent, total body strength by more than 147 percent, and power by 30 percent. During the overreaching cycle, PEAK ATP® increased in strength and power in comparison to the beginning of the study and blunted the decrease of strength and power observed in the placebo group. The protein breakdown was also lower in the ATP group. ATP supplementation was found to be safe and no adverse effects were reported.
ATPs role as the primary intracellular energy source is well established," Kolb said. We're pleased to have additional confirmation that PEAK ATP® offers multiple advantages over existing ingredients in the popular category of vasodilators."
According to Wilson, "There was previously a lack of studies examining the effects of adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) supplementation utilizing a long term, periodized resistance-training program (RT) in strength-trained populations. Publication of this study fills that void and offers consumers a new generation of products to maximize the results of their training program."
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