Performance enhancing composition and use thereof

  • US 9,180,140 B2
  • Filed: 02/26/2008
  • Issued: 11/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for non-therapeutically reducing oxygen consumption (VO2) of a mammal and enhancing physical performance of the mammal during physical exercise, the method comprising:

  • orally administering inorganic nitrate and/or nitrite to said mammal up to three days prior to the mammal performing physical exercise and in a dose of about 0.01-10 mmol inorganic nitrate/kg bodyweight/day and/or of about 0.001-1 mmol inorganic nitrite/kg bodyweight/day;

    wherein administration of said inorganic nitrate and/or nitrite will result in reduced oxygen consumption (VO2) in and enhanced physical performance of said mammal during the physical exercise as compared with the physical performance of said mammal during the physical exercise in the absence of administration of the inorganic nitrate and/or nitrite.

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