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Speed Up Your Metabolism with Pyruvate

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak

If you are searching for a new way to increase your metabolism and get a boost out of your cardio sessions, you may want to consider taking pyruvate supplements.

Pyruvic acid, known as pyruvate, is an organic acid created in the body during the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. Pyruvate is the final form of all carbohydrates and is a key intersection in several metabolic pathways. When glucose from your blood is pulled into your cells to be converted into energy, it is converted into pyruvate. Pyruvate can be considered “cell sugar” the same way glucose is considered “blood sugar”. Pyruvate supplies energy to living cells through the citric acid cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle, when oxygen is present and alternatively ferments to producelactic acid when oxygen is lacking.

Pyruvate supplements have been used for years to support weight loss, fitness and longevity goals. People believe pyruvate provides a boost in stamina, an amazing burn sensation, which may result in accelerated weight loss and profuse sweating. Studies have shown that pyruvate supplements can support not only athletes and people who exercise on a regular basis but untrained people as well. 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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