*Actual pH may vary due to shelf stability. pH values reflect those of today's industry leading products.
† PERFORM LINE CONTAINS HONEY FOR MAXIMUM ENDURANCE.
Bicarbonate is a respiratory buffer and the leading mineral buffer responsible for regulating blood pH. When the blood becomes acidic, bicarbonate scavenges the extra acid and delivers it to the lungs where it is exhaled from the body as carbon dioxide. Increased consumption of bicarbonate has been shown to significantly improve athletic performance in elite athletes by decreasing acid load.
Phosphate is a urinary buffer and the second most bioavailable buffer in the bloodstream. Phosphate works together with bicarbonate in regulating blood pH but is also involved in other energy producing systems as well. When the body adapts to altitude, for example, phosphate is involved in shifting the hemoglobin-oxygen dissociation curve so that more oxygen is delivered to peripheral tissues and the body can continue to perform at its best. Phosphate loading has been shown to increase respiratory capacity, measured by VO2 Max, by up to 10% in elite endurance athletes.