Can nicotine be used as a "doping"? It turns out that yes

Can nicotine be used as a "doping"? It turns out that yes

By nervi | About Life | 18 Aug 2019

Nicotine. The first thing we can think of is a cigarette. It turns out that it will also find its application in sport. And given in a non-cigarette form can help athletes.

Scientists at James Cook University have shown that the use of nicotine allows athletes to run more efficiently and at the same time faster. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of rapidly absorbed nicotine on repeated attacks of anaerobic activity, perception of effort and a range of cardiovascular lesions, while monitoring side effect profiles.
The study was published in April of the previous year.

The study involved 16 men.

Age - 24.1 ± 5.3
Height - 179.0 ± 8.8 cm
Weight - 81.7 ± 13.5 kg
BMI - 25.5 ± 3.0
Percentage of fat - 13.2 ± 5.1%.

The maximum and average run rates were much higher when nicotine was applied compared to placebo.
An increase in heart rate and blood pressure was also observed.
However, no adverse effects were observed after nicotine consumption. The reaction time, blood lactate concentration and fatigue were checked. Everything was normal.

It was found that nicotine strips placed in the oral cavity increase muscle performance, most likely through strong stimulation of the dental nervous system, which can be seen after a significant increase in cardiovascular parameters.

It is worth mentioning that nicotine is a psychostimulant. An addictive substance a helps in running, interesting.


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