There’s still a lot of research needed to prove the claims of health perks of certain new supplements or food. Nitrates have been shown to increase exercise tolerance because they lower the oxygen cost. Taking Casein Protein before bed could give you more prolonged muscle building during sleep. We typically break down more muscle overnight than we build. You can get Casein Protein in dairy products such as cottage cheese or get a supplement.
- Nitrates reduce the amount of oxygen needed during exercise
- Calogens provide better tendon and ligament integrity
- casen proteins provide more muscle buildup during sleep
“A nitrate-containing offering is currently in development and this may take the form of a beverage or bar designed to be consumed conveniently in the hours before practice or competition,” says Carter.