Pyruvate

Also indexed as:Pyruvic Acid
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Pyruvate (the buffered form of pyruvic acid) is a product created in the body during the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Obesity
6 to 10 grams daily combined with an exercise program3 stars[3 stars]
Combining exercise with pyruvate may help speed up your metabolism.
Athletic Performance
100 grams of a combination of dihydroxyacetone and pyruvate2 stars[2 stars]
One group of researchers has reported that a combination of dihydroxyacetone and pyruvate enhanced the endurance of certain muscles.
Athletic Performance and Improving Body Composition with Strength Training in Untrained People
Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
Three controlled studies of people using a combination of pyruvate and an exercise program reported positive effects on weight loss and body fat.

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