Nutritional Supplements Library
What is Pyruvate?
Pyruvate is a three carbon molecule that is made in the body by splitting the glucose in half. It is the output of the metabolism of glucose known as glycolysis. One molecule of glucose breaks down into two molecules of pyruvic acid, which are then used to provide further energy, in one of two ways. Certain fruits and vegetables are rich in pyruvate. For example, an average-size red apple contains approximately 450 milligrams. Dark beer and red wine are also rich sources of pyruvate.It also has antioxidant activity. It is found in dietary supplements as sodium pyruvate.
What is the effective dose of pyruvate supplementation?
While clinical studies have used higher dosages, most dietary supplements recommend a daily dosage ranging from 5 to 10gperday.Take with meals.
What are the benefits of pyruvate supplementation?
• Pyruvate helps to reduce body fat. This effect was first established in a series of high-dose studies conducted by Dr. Stanko at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. A recent study has proved that it aids fat loss by increasing their resting metabolic rate.
• It can improve heart function, especially in the case of injury. Pyruvate increases energy reserves in the heart (as discussed above), increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes, and has a direct antioxidant action.
• It increases the endurance (stamina) capacity by enhancing the transport of glucose into the muscle for energy fuel.
• It also has antioxidant property, blocking the harmful side effects of free radicals.
What are the side effects of pyruvate supplementation?
High intakes of pyruvate can trigger gastrointestinal upset, such as gas, bloating, and diarrhea, this is perhaps due in part to the sodium content which may cause intestinal fluid balance problems. But they are no known side effects reported at moderate dosage.
• For adult use only not for children or pregnant or lactating women.