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We’re with you: We’d rather eat a home-cooked meal than suck down an energy gel or other prepackaged sports nutrition any day. But to train hard, you need calories, and when you’re hammering through a workout or rushing from the pool to the office, sometimes the best way to get fuel is from inside a wrapper.
Let’s talk a bit of physiology, chili peppers and its benefits for athletes. Everybody knows that chili peppers create a burning sensation. That painful burning associated with the consumption of chili peppers comes from a compound called capsaicin.
Chili peppers are widely used to add spiciness to dishes. However, they do much more than burn people’s mouths. Over the years scientists have discovered the compound responsible for the chilies’ heat: capsaicin. So how can the capsaicin in chili peppers enhance performance?
Caffeine has some proven performance enhancing effects, and its use in competition is legal as long as concentrations in the urine do not exceed a predetermined limit. However, one thing is certain: caffeine doesn't provide energy.
So if taking gels 1-2 hours before the race will not help you much, you may ask why it is beneficial to take an energy gel 15-20 minutes before race start?
Before you reach for your next Bollox Energy Gel, let's talk about what "super molecule" Taurine can do for you as an athlete. Taurine supplementation may have various benefits such as an enhanced force production, improved endurance, and increased performance in both aerobic and anaerobic sports.