The use of antioxidants in sports is controversial due to existing evidence that they both support and hinder athletic performance. Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition covers antioxidant use in the athlete´s basic nutrition and discusses the controversies surrounding the usefulness of antioxidant supplementation. The book also stresses how antioxidants may affect immunity, health, and exercise performance.
The book contains scientifically based chapters explaining the basic mechanisms of exercise-induced oxidative damage. Also covered are methodological approaches to assess the effectiveness of antioxidant treatment. Biomarkers are discussed as a method to estimate the bioefficacy of dietary/supplemental antioxidants in sports.
This book is useful for sport nutrition scientists, physicians, exercise physiologists, product developers, sport practitioners, coaches, top athletes, and recreational athletes. In it, they will find objective information and practical guidance.
Table of Contents
Mechanisms of Oxidative Damage and Their Impact on Contracting Muscle; Chad M. Kerksick and Micah Zuhl
Nutritional Antioxidants: It Is Time to Categorise; Aalt Bast and Guido R.M.M. Haenen
Antioxidants in Athlete’s Basic Nutrition: Considerations towards a Guideline for the Intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin E; Oliver Neubauer and Christina Yfanti
Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition: All the Same Effectiveness?; Karl-Heinz Wagner
Well-Known Antioxidants and Newcomers in Sport Nutrition: Coenzyme Q10, Quercetin, Resveratrol, Pterostilbene, Pycnogenol and Astaxanthin; Muaz Belviranlı and Nilsel Okudan
Polyphenols in Sport: Facts or Fads?; Francesco Visioli
Supplemental Antioxidants and Adaptation to Physical Training; Micah Gross and Oliver Baum
Green Tea Catechins and Sport Performance; Ewa Jówko
Acute and Chronic Effects of Antioxidant Supplementation on Exercise Performance; David J. Bentley, James Ackerman, Tom Clifford and Katie S. Slattery
Evaluation of Quercetin as a Countermeasure to Exercise-Induced Physiological Stress; Manuela Konrad and David C. Nieman
Inflammation and Immune Function: Can Antioxidants Help the Endurance Athlete?; Lisa J. Elkington, Maree Gleeson, David B. Pyne, Robin Callister and Lisa G. Wood
Influence of Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates on Redox Homeostasis and Immune System of Exercising People; Manfred Lamprecht, Georg Obermayer and Werner Seebauer
Methodological Considerations When Evaluating the Effectiveness of Dietary/Supplemental Antioxidants in Sport; Martin Burtscher, Dominik Pesta, Dietmar Fuchs, Maximilian Ledochowski and Hannes Gatterer
Common Questions and Tentative Answers on How to Assess Oxidative Stress after Antioxidant Supplementation and Exercise; Michalis G. Nikolaidis, Nikos V. Margaritelis, Vassilis Paschalis, Anastasios A. Theodorou, Antonios Kyparos and Ioannis S. Vrabas
Biomarkers Part I: Biomarkers to Estimate Bioefficacy of Dietary/Supplemental Antioxidants in Sport; Joachim F. Greilberger, Michaela Greilberger and Radovan Djukic
Biomarkers Part II: Biomarkers to Estimate Bioefficacy of Dietary/Supplemental Antioxidants in Sport; Cristina Vassalle, Alessandro Pingitore, Rachele De Giuseppe, Luisella Vigna and Fabrizia Bamonti
Manfred Lamprecht is a medical and exercise scientist at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He earned a PhD in sports and exercise science at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz and another PhD in medical science at the Medical University of Graz. Dr. Lamprecht is the president of the Austrian Society for Sport Nutrition and a board member of the European Nutraceutical Association. He is a member of several advisory boards including the Austrian Nutrition Society and the Austrian Society of Probiotic Medicine. He has published numerous scientific articles and served as a referee for more than 20 peer-reviewed journals.