International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Food & Nutrition | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022

Formulation of Beetroot Juice and Coconut Water Fluid-Based Gel for Enhanced Sports Performance

Hemant Singh [2] | Ankita Sharma [7]

Abstract: This study aims to focus on formulation of gel for athletes to enhance their performance during the workout and their hydration status. There are various studies shows effects of fluid-based gel may be considered as a good nutritional strategy to improve performance, strength of cyclist, runners, and swimmer?s athletes. Some other study also shows that chia seed can be used for formulation of energy gel. The fluid-based gel formulation with beetroot juice, coconut water which are plant-based ingredient. Beetroot juice is a good source of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an intracellular and extracellular messenger for regulating certain cellular functions and causes vasodilation of blood vessels and increases blood flow. Coconut water is high in potassium, sodium, and magnesium, making it an excellent hydration alternative. Coconut water also contains less sodium than sports drinks, which is critical for replenishing after sweaty workout sessions. While endurance athletes should probably reach for something else, coconut water is proven to be a great option for lighter and heavy workouts. The fluid-based gel was prepared using beetroot juice 30%, coconut water 30%, sugar 20%. It is a formulation that can be consumed before, during and after training.

Keywords: Beetroot juice, nitric oxide, coconut water, athletes

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,

Pages: 514 - 522

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