Does anybody have any links to sources that will corroborate this?
I am interested in how this gets into the blood stream without being broken down.
And side effects:
effects on digestion when so much antiacid is dumped into the stomach/gut
medical problems such as:
edema due to sodium overload
congestive heart failure
hypervolemic hypernatremiahypertension due to increased sodium
effect on muscle growth (I think lactic acid is important trigger to signal growth hormone production necessary for muscle growth)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactic_acid
During power exercises such as sprinting, when the rate of demand for energy is high, lactate is produced faster than the ability of the tissues to remove it, so lactate concentration begins to rise. This is a beneficial process, since the regeneration of NAD+ ensures that energy production is maintained and exercise can continue. The increased lactate produced can be removed in a number of ways, including:
Oxidation to pyruvate by well-oxygenated muscle cells, which is then directly used to fuel the Krebs cycle
Conversion to glucose via gluconeogenesis in the liver and release back into the circulation; see the Cori cycle.
Contrary to popular belief, this increased concentration of lactate does not directly cause acidosis, nor is it responsible for delayed onset muscle soreness. ....
During intense exercise, aerobic metabolism cannot produce ATP quickly enough to supply the demands of the muscle. As a result, anaerobic metabolism becomes the dominant energy-producing pathway, as it can form ATP at high rates. Due to the large amounts of ATP being produced and hydrolysed in a short period of time, the buffering systems of the tissues are overcome, causing pH to fall and creating a state of acidosis, a natural process that facilitates the easier dissociation of oxyhaemoglobin and allows easier transfer of oxygen from the blood.