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Lactat Buffer

  • Performance Supplement for intensive performances
  • increased acid tolerance
  • ideal in sports where muscle acidity and lactate accumulation limit performance
  • For use at important competitions
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Lactat Buffer

LACTAT BUFFER by SPONSER® is a mildly flavoured beverage powder with sodium citrate and bicarbonate for high-intensity, so-called anaerobic-lactacid sports.

During high-intensity exercise, muscle hyperacidity and the consequent accumulation of lactate as well as a short-term drop in blood pH are often performance-limiting factors. The athlete becomes "acidic" and his performance is limited. LACTAT BUFFER provides for an improved "acid buffer capacity" and thus increased lactate tolerance. This means that the athlete, with his individual tolerance of the lactate developed through training adaptation, can longer endure a given load or achieve a higher performance in the same time.

Which sports benefit? 

-Typical anaerobic lactacidal loads:
Swimming, athletics (short and medium distances), rowing, skiing, cross-country skiing (sprint)

-repetitive interval loads:
various team sports (football, hockey), power sports, martial arts (karate, judo)

Function and effect of soda loading

Supplementation with LAKTAT BUFFER or sodium bicarbonate and/or citrate is also called soda loading. Significant performance improvements can be expected when using sodium bicarbonate and sodium citrate for high-intensity anaerobic loads of approx. 1 to 10 minutes.

Performance improvements seem to be the more pronounced the stronger the stress induced metabolic hyperacidity (acidosis) is. In practice, the anaerobic stress is more beneficial for accustomed athletes such as middle-distance runners, rowers, swimmers, skiers, etc. than for endurance athletes such as long-distance runners, triathletes or cyclists. This is because in anaerobic sports athletes train lactate tolerance more often than in endurance sports.
Another group of athletes who can potentially benefit from soda loading are those with repetitive interval loads. This applies to many team sports, ball sports and martial arts.

Soda-loading is also interesting for strength athletes, as the isolated training of fewer muscles produces very high local lactate values, which must be removed as quickly as possible. If the muscle remains « sour » for too long, the next set cannot be completed quickly enough and with sufficient strain. Since soda loading also means an increased sodium intake, supplementation in weight training should not be carried out permanently but reserved for intensive phases. The same applies to sports where one or even several competitions take place every week.

Due to the mode of action of an increased bicarbonate buffer in the blood, the individual lactate value of the athlete is not necessarily increased, but primarily the lactate tolerance. This means that the athlete with his individual lactate value can endure a load for a longer time or achieve a higher performance. The athlete does not necessarily interpret the perceived load as lower if the maximum achievable performance in competition is aimed at. In contrast however, a given, defined performance should be perceived as less stressful. In all cases a much faster recovery is to be expected, because the acid removal is accelerated by the increased buffer capacity. This means faster disappearance of the "stiff" muscle feeling after exercise as well as faster recovery.

As early as 1993, a first meta-analysis examined 29 studies on athletes with soda loading. Overall, the performance until exhaustion was massively increased with an average of 27%. Due to the diversity of the study designs, however, also with a large variation of +7% to +47% (average thus +27%).

In the meantime, many other studies have been carried out and soda loading is considered one of the supplementation measures with the scientifically most broadly supported, performance-enhancing effect.

Dosage and intake 

In the past, acute soda loading was practiced about 3 hours before the competition, which was an enormous dosage with a intake of 0.3-0.5 g sodium bicarbonate and/or citrate per kg body weight. This led to gastrointestinal problems very often. According to the latest study findings, supplementation is carried out over several days. Thus the tolerance challenge of a high single dosage can be avoided.

This product is vegan.

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Water
Milk

Application

Acute loading: Approx. 3h before the competition. Compatibility must be tested beforehand.
Ideally take over 3-4 days as recommended. Drink solution throughout the day. Last intake 3 hours before the start at the latest, according to the recommended preparation

Preparation

ZUFUHREMPFEHLUNG/APPORT RECOMMANDÉ/RECOMMENDED INTAKE

KÖRPERGEWICHT/ POIDS DE CORPS/ BODY WEIGHT

1 TAGESRATION/RATION JOURNALIER/DAILY RATION

+ WASSER/ EAU/WATER

45-55 kg

25 g

= 3 ML*

ca. 700 ml

55-65 kg

30 g

= 4 ML*

ca. 850 ml

65-75 kg

34 g

= 4.5 ML*

ca. 1000 ml

75-85 kg

39 g

= 5 ML*

ca. 1100 ml

85-95 kg

44 g

= 5.5 ML*

ca. 1250 ml

*ML = Messlöffel/mesurettes/scoops

TYPISCHE NÄHRWERTE

PER 100 G

Energie kJ (kcal)

586 (139)

Protein

0 g

Kohlenhydrate

0 g

davon Zuckerarten

0 g

Fett

0 g

davon gesättigte Fettsäuren

0 g

Ballaststoffe

27 g

Salz

40.5 g

Sodium 16.2 g/100 g

Zutaten: Natriumcitrat 45%, Füllstoff Polydextrose, Natriumbikarbonat 24%, Aromen, Süssungsmittel Stevia-Extrakt (Rebaudiosid A).

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Soda loading with LACTAT BUFFER increases the lactate tolerance in high-intensity sports

Muscle hyperacidity and the consequent accumulation of lactate as well as a short-term drop in blood pH are performance-limiting factors when it comes to high-intensity training and competition. The athlete becomes «acidic» and therefore limited in his performance. In this situation, sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate offer great benefits. SPONSER sells both ingredients in its beverage powder LACTAT BUFFER.

Soda loading: function and benefit
Supplementation with LACTAT BUFFER or sodium bicarbonate and/or citrate is also called «soda loading». If sodium citrate and sodium bicarbonate are used in high-intensity sports that last from approx. 1 to 10 minutes, significant performance improvements can be expected. The greater the anaerobic-lactacid load, and thus the more pronounced the induced metabolic acidosis, the more effective an increased buffering capacity may improve performance.

Which sports benefit?
In practice, this means that athletes such as middle distance runners, rowers, swimmers, alpine ski athletes etc. benefit significantly from this specific kind of supplementation. More than, for example, endurance athletes such as long-distance runners, triathletes or cyclists. This is because anaerobic sports train significantly higher lactate tolerance than endurance sports. Another group of athletes that potentially benefits from a soda loading is the one working with repetitive interval loads. This applies to many team sports, ball sports and martial arts.
Soda loading is also interesting for strength athletes, as the isolated training of fewer muscles produces very high local lactate values, which must be removed as quickly as possible. If the muscle remains «sour» for too long, the next set cannot be completed quickly enough and with sufficient strain. Since soda loading also means an increased sodium intake, supplementation in weight training should not be carried out permanently but reserved for intensive phases. The same applies to sports where one or even several competitions take place every week.

Increased lactate tolerance, improved acid buffer capacity
Due to the mode of action of an increased bicarbonate buffer in the blood, the individual lactate value of the athlete is not necessarily increased, but primarily the lactate tolerance. This means that the athlete with his individual lactate value can endure a load for a longer time or achieve a higher performance. The athlete does not necessarily interpret the perceived load as lower if the maximum achievable performance in competition is aimed at. In contrast however, a given, defined performance should be perceived as less stressful. In all cases a much faster recovery is to be expected, because the acid removal is accelerated by the increased buffer capacity. This means faster disappearance of the «stiff» muscle feeling after exercise as well as faster recovery.

Studies prove effectiveness
As early as 1993, a first meta-analysis examined 29 studies on athletes with soda loading. Overall, the performance until exhaustion was massively increased with an average of 27%. Due to the diversity of the study designs, however, also with a large variation of +7% to +47% (average thus +27%). In the meantime, many other studies have been carried out and soda loading is considered one of the supplementation measures with the scientifically most broadly supported, performance-enhancing effect.

Dosage and intake
In the past, soda loading was practiced about 3 hours before the competition, which was an enormous dose when taking 0.3-0.5 g sodium bicarbonate and/or citrate per kg body weight. This led to gastrointestinal problems very often. According to the latest study findings, supplementation is now carried out over several days. Thus, the tolerance problems of a high single dosage can be avoided.
Ideally, LACTAT BUFFER should be consumed 3-5 days before the competition, spread over the day as recommended, with the last dose being taken 3 hours before the start at the latest. Interestingly, the performance-enhancing effect of this multi-day intake strategy seems to last up to 2 days after discontinuation of supplementation. This is accordingly important for sports events lasting several days.

Combined increase of intra- and extracellular buffer capacity
Many studies about supplementation to increase intra- and extracellular buffer capacity haven been published so far; with many different intake profiles and forms of workouts. As expected, and as explained above, the greatest benefit is achieved with highly intensive loads of 1 to 10 minutes duration. Such forms of performance produce the highest acidosis in the musculature and consequently in the blood. In order to achieve maximum benefit in the anaerobic-lactacid performance range, the increase in extracellular buffer capacity through soda loading can be combined with an increase in intracellular buffer capacity through beta-alanine. The combination of these two measures can lead to an additional increase in performance, at least if chronic soda loading is carried out (approx. 3-4 days before the competition). Since the intake of BETA-ALANINE also requires a chronic intake for about 8 weeks in order to increase the body's own carnosine stores, such an intake strategy does not give rise to any tolerance problems compared to acute intake on the day of the competition.

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Author: Remo Jutzeler
Head R&D SPONSER SPORT FOOD
Ing. Applied Food Sciences UAS
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14. 10. 2019
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Jeannine Gmelin

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Interview with Jeannine Gmelin - European Vice-Champion

The Swiss rowing athlete Jeannine Gmelin is one of the absolute world leaders in rowing. After her World Champion title in 2017, she doubled her title with the European Champion in 2018 and most recently with the Vice European Champion title. The 29-year-old athlete is trusting in SPONSER® sport food for years and has given a short interview after the European Championships in 2019 on Rotsee.

Jeannine, you said after winning the silver medal at the European Championships 2019 that you were «overjoyed with the 2nd place, because this ranking would not have been possible a few weeks ago». How is that to be understood?

Last fall I had to undergo appendectomy, which delayed my training start. At the beginning of the year I suffered from pain in my back and in addition to the physical complaints, I had a difficult time with the Swiss rowing association. Since March 2019, I have been training for myself and have been confronted with many new challenges. All this has cost me a lot of energy. And under these circumstances, the second place is a good result for me.

What are your plans for the World Championships at the end of August 2019?

As an athlete, it's clear that I compete in races to win. But for me personally, the focus is on being able to deliver my potential at the decisive moment. If I succeed, I know that on the one hand I am satisfied with the result and on the other hand the result corresponds to what I have set out to achieve.

What priorities do you set in your nutrition before such an important competition as the World Championships?

In principle, my nutrition in competition hardly differs from that outside of competition. What changes is that I have to adjust the time of meals exactly to the start of the race. Likewise, that what I eat no longer necessarily has to taste good, but must primarily serve a purpose. In addition to bananas, oat flakes, potatoes or rice, I have also integrated some of the SPONSER products as fixed food sources.

Which are your favorite SPONSER® products that you can't do without in an important competition?

The LACTAT BUFFER and the RECOVERY DRINK are the two most important products during a competition.

You once told us a fine recipe for a «Protein Ice Cream». May we mention it here?

Yes. The recipe is: 1 frozen banana, 1-2 dl coconut milk, 2 tbsp WHEY ISOLATE 94 vanilla, plus berries and Chia seeds as desired. Mix everything in a mixer until it gets creamy and serve in a tall glass. Tastes best after hard training and at sunset!

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