06-20-2005, 12:27 AM #1
does anyone supplement this into their diet ? it is an ingredient in many energy drinks such as 'red bull'. i've began seeing it sold from supplement companies recently. just curious about this if anyone has tried it..
some background info on it:
Glucuronolactone is a popular ingredient in energy drinks. Most of these drinks contain caffeine, but Glucuronolactone is included because it not only supplies energy, it also increases feelings of well-being.
Glucuronolactone has been clinically proven to reduce sleepiness and sleep-related driving incidents under conditions of afternoon monotonous driving following sleep restriction the night before.1 It is widely known to improve mental performance, reaction time, concentration and memory.2,3,4
Who needs it and what are some symptoms of deficiency?
The body manufactures Glucuronolactone naturally and deficiencies are rare.
Supplementation can be of benefit to those who want increased energy levels and increased feelings of well-being.
How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?
Strictly adhere to label instructions.
Glucuronolactone is not available over-the-counter in Canada, England, Germany and France.
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2. Alford C, Cox H, Wescott R. The effects of red bull energy drink on human performance and mood. Amino Acids. 2001;21(2):139-50.
3. Horne JA, Reyner LA. Beneficial effects of an "energy drink" given to sleepy drivers. Amino Acids. 2001;20(1):83-9.
4. Seidl R, Peyrl A, Nicham R, Hauser E. A taurine and caffeine-containing drink stimulates cognitive performance and well-being. Amino Acids. 2000;19(3-4):635-42.
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