Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of introducing a fish protein hydrolysate (PEP) concurrently with carbohydrate (CHO) and whey protein (PRO) on endurance exercise metabolism and performance.Methods: In a randomised, double blind crossover design, 12 male volunteers completed an initial familiarisation followed by three experimental trials. The trials consisted of a 90 min cycle task corresponding to 50% of predetermined maximum power output, followed by a 5 km time trial (TT). At 15 min intervals during the 90 min cycle task, participants consumed 180 ml of CHO (67 g.hr-1 of maltodextrin), CHO-PRO (53.1 g.hr of CHO, 13.6 g.hr-1 of whey protein) or CHO-PRO-PEP (53.1 g.hr-1 of CHO, 11 g.hr-1 of whey protein and 2.4 g.hr-1of hydrolyzed marine peptides).Results and conclusions: During the 90 min cycle task, the respiratory exchange ratio (RER) in the CHO-PRO condition was significantly higher than CHO (p < 0.001) and CHO-PRO-PEP (p < 0.001). Additionally, mean heart rate for the CHO condition was significantly lower than that for CHO-PRO (p = 0.021). Time-to-complete the 5 km TT was not significantly different between conditions (m ± SD: 456 ± 16, 456 ± 18 and 455 ± 21 sec for CHO, CHO-PRO and CHO-PRO-PEP respectively, p = 0.98). Although the addition of hydrolyzed marine peptides appeared to influence metabolism during endurance exercise in the current study, it did not provide an ergogenic benefit as assessed by 5 km TT performance.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2013|
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- Exercise metabolism
- Hydrolyzed protein
- Marine peptide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Nutrition and Dietetics