We are writing to you directly to provide a briefing on human metabolism and exercise based research from the University of Nottingham which has led to a major breakthrough in sport nutrition science.

A clinical study published in the Journal of Physiology last year representing the culmination of a decade’s research revealed dramatic metabolic and performance benefits of dietary supplementation with a specific mixture of L-carnitine and carbohydrate. Professor Paul Greenhaff, Professor of Muscle Metabolism at Nottingham and senior author of the paper, said: “This is the first study in healthy humans showing that muscle L-carnitine content can be influenced by dietary means, and that increasing muscle carnitine content positively modifies muscle carbohydrate and fat metabolism and improves exercise performance”

In the study athletes consuming L-carnitine and carbohydrate exhibited 55% less muscle glycogen utilisation during moderate intensity exercise compared with those fed with carbohydrate alone (control). Furthermore, during high intensity exercise supplementation lowered muscle lactic acid accumulation by 44% compared to the control group. This metabolic response resulted in a 10% improvement in work output during a 30 minute time-trial.

The University of Nottingham spin out company, NutraMET Ltd, manufactures and distributes the supplement, and has an exclusive licence to this patented technology. NutraMET Sport is now available as a ready-to-mix powder in cartons of 14 individual serving sachets. To celebrate the launch of the product we have a special introductory offer available from now until the London Olympics. To learn more please visit our website at www.nutramet.co.uk .

 Measurable Performance Benefits

Endurance athletes competing in running, cycling, swimming and triathlon events will gain real performance benefits:-

  • During periods of moderate intensity activity it will enable athletes to conserve glycogen stores by increasing fat utilisation. This will preserve carbohydrate availability for the final stages of a race.
  • During high intensity work it will offset muscle lactic acid accumulation thereby delaying the onset of associated muscle fatigue.

Research Team with a strong track record

The Metabolic Physiology research group in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Nottingham is led by Professor Paul Greenhaff, whose collaborations in the field of nutrition and exercise with eminent researchers such as Prof Eric Hultman, Roger Harris and Karen Soderlund at the Karolinska Institute and others helped top athletes use creatine for training and to achieve performance gains.

As a University spin out company, NutraMET is an entirely science based business. All claims are underpinned by proper, peer-reviewed evidence from Nottingham’s world-leading Metabolic Physiology research group.  We are totally transparent, and through our website athletes have full access to all the relevant scientific papers. This is highly unusual in the sports nutrition industry which is notorious for marketing false and misleading claims about nutritional products.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this new product or would like to place an order, visit our website at www.nutramet.co.uk, or contact us on enquiries@nutramet.co.uk