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ATP Supplements Promote Recovery From High-Intensity Exercise

Brian Turner

Posted on June 15 2017

Recovery from repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise, such as football, soccer, tennis, weight training and interval training, depends on restoration of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in muscles. ATP is the body’s “energy currency” that participates in muscle contractions, electrical impulses in nerves and muscles, and the synthesis and breakdown of fuels and tissues. Martin Purpura from Increnovo LLC in Milwaukie, Wisconsin found that oral ATP supplements (400 milligrams per day for 14 days) prevented depletion of ATP after intense exercise and increased peak power output. Oral ATP supplements might prevent fatigue by improving cellular energy regulation. Oral ATP supplements likely increase muscle endurance by enhancing muscle blood flow during intense, prolonged muscle contractions. (Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 36: 177-183, 2017)