Accession Number:

AD1146017

Title:

Effects of an AMINO-ACID Gel (AQUAGARD [registered trademark]) on Hydration and Performance Parameters During Prolonged Aerobic Exercise

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Interim Report]

Corporate Author:

711th Human Performance WingOAK RIDGE INST FOR SCIENCE AND EDUCATION WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHINFOSCITEX CORP DAYTON OHAQUA INNOVATIONS LTD COLUMBUS OH

Report Date:

2021-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

28

Abstract:

Studies suggest that amino acids play an important role in intracellular hydration. Based on this, amino-acid supplements have become commercially available to enhance hydration. AquaGard registered trademark is among this supplement class but is unique because it is available as a food gel. In attempt to validate this product, the current study had volunteers complete a pair of 10-mile runs at a fixed speed 5 mph while given water 586 ml and AquaGard registered trademark 129 g. According to most hydration measures sans total body mass participants were shown to have maintained a hydrated state throughout the run regardless of the substance provided. In addition, statistical trends in hydration and performance parameters observed during the run were mostly equivalent between water and AquaGard registered trademark again, sans total body mass. Given a specified 4.5x difference in mass-to-volume ratio between the substances i.e., comparatively more water was provided, these results indicate a potential practice advantage for AquaGard registered trademark for hydration and performance maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]