You can walk to the nearest gas station to pick up a “sports” beverage. You might feel quite sporty drinking it, but does it actually boost sports performance ? Sure it may replenish lost electrolytes and water, but will it help you run faster, jump higher or kick harder? We can’t speak for every gas-station sports drink, but there is good evidence that high-quality sports drinks made with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (like Peak Endurance) can boost muscle performance and output.
ATP is found in each cell. It’s a biochemical method of storing energy. The body has several methods of producing ATP, but its bioavailability decreases with age. Chronic ATP supplementation has been linked to a number of benefits: strength, improved blood flow, lean muscle mass and more.
The latest study on ATP published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that athletes who took 400 mg of Peak ATP by mouth displayed improved muscle performance and power output.
Forty-two healthy male subjects who were under thirty participated in the test. One group was given a placebo, and the other group was give 400 mg of ATP over a two-week period. Those who supplemented with ATP didn’t see a post-exercise drop in ATP that the placebo group did. Those in the placebo group saw a marked loss in power output during wingrate tests (specialized stationary bike that tests peak performance). Those taking ATP didn’t see a drop. Also, the ATP group had higher peak power outputs.
Two scoops of Peak Endurance by the AIM Companies provides 400 mg of PEAK ATP. The next time you feel like reaching for a sports drink that actually helps with sports, grab a can of Peak Endurance. It also has electrolytes and B-vitamins.