How does soy protein aid sports performance?
Soy Protein: improves physical strength and performance A person’s ability to sustain high-intensity exercise is assessed by measuring ‘VO2 Max’, which is the maximum amount of oxygen taken up by a person exercising under a certain set of conditions. An improvement in VO2 Max is generally accompanied by an enhancement of physical strength and performance. Dr. Husaini from the Nutrition Research and Development Centre in Indonesia 1 recently demonstrated that young male and female elite badminton players aged 10 to 14 years, given a soy protein based, nutrient rich beverage compared to a carbohydrate beverage control, had improved levels of VO2 Max and iron. The greatest improvement in VO2 Max was after four months of consuming the soy protein based beverage. The badminton players’ improvement in VO2 Max was accompanied by an increase in physical strength and performance. Soy Protein: reduces fatigue after exercise Researchers from the Institute of Sports Medicine in Romania 2 , 3 found