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Vitamin E and Lactic Acid.........(8 posts)

Vitamin E and Lactic Acid.........turtlemoye
Sep 25, 2001 8:13 PM
I've heard that taking vitamin E helps minimize or buffer lactic acid build up alowing you to train/ride harder. Anyone heard of this or tried it yourself? I know that vitamin E can be toxic(at what levels I'm not sure). Any one care to share their thoughts or experience?

--Turtle
Snake OilSkunkWorks
Sep 25, 2001 8:55 PM
Do you think that you can pop a pill and then be able to beat Lance Armstrong up that big hill?

The only reason it might work, is if you really believe it will work. There is something to having a psychological advantage.
Total Nonsense (nm)Jon
Sep 26, 2001 5:09 AM
re: Vit Edzrider
Sep 26, 2001 5:48 AM
The only substances that I believe help me train or race better are coffee and aspirin and I freely admit it may all be in my head. I do, however, use Vitamin E and Arnica to help recover after any ride or race that is likely to cause sore muscles.
Anti-oxidantsBrooks
Sep 26, 2001 6:53 AM
Vitamin E and other anti-oxidants help in recovery, but I don't think it helps in lactic acid build-up. Good to take in general or get as part of a healthy diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables.
in one case it does helpsharlett
Sep 26, 2001 9:48 AM
studies carried out at cornell university and the university of north carolina-greensboro show that supplements of vitamin e have no measurable physiological effect in healthy athletes during strenuous competitive efforts lasting from three to six hours. those same studies also show that in endurance efforts by women who have minor premenstrual tension there is a benefit from a supplement of alpha vitamin e. i do supplement in that instance and have found it to help.
Forget E. Zinc is real!eschelon
Sep 26, 2001 7:43 PM
I heard taking in Zinc makes your penis bigger...this could be wrong.
re: Vitamin E and Lactic Acid.........bryonb
Sep 27, 2001 2:16 PM
There is a great discussion of Vitamin E an other suppliments in the book Optimum Muscle Recovery by Edmund Burke.

You can get it at amazon

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0895298848/ref=pd_sim_books/102-8867854-6332939