A polyphenol-rich formulation may improve physical performance during highintensity
Fytexia launched 6 months ago in the US its new range of sports nutrition ingredients and
will present them for the first time in Europe at Vitafoods 2017. All supported by clinical
proves of efficacy, the French company announces today the publication of a new
clinical study in the under-review journal Nutrients demonstrating the benefits of
PerfLoad®, its formulation targeting sports performance.
“Supplementation with a Polyphenol-Rich Extract, PerfLoad®, Improves Physical
Performance during High-Intensity Exercise: A Randomized, Double Blind, Crossover Trial”
Julien Cases, Cindy Romain, Cristian Marín-Pagán Prost-Camus et al.
Published online, April, 24th, 2017 (http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/4/421/htm)
Expert in the science of polyphenols, the aim of Fytexia is to bring out the vast – and
mostly unexploited – potential of these natural bioactives for the optimization of physical
activity. With the market evolving into the mainstream, brands willing to sustainably
occupy the new space must create products suited for wider exposure. In other words,
formulas must be perfectly safe, supported by strong human evidence, and made of
natural, non-GMO ingredients that people can recognize and trust.
PerfLoad® is a flavonoid-rich ingredient formulated from grape, pomegranate and green
tea extracts. The natural composition has been designed to target heavier performance
using polyphenol strength to improve peak power and total anaerobic work capacity.
A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study, was conducted in the Research
Center of High Performance Sport of the University of Murcia (Spain) to evaluate whether
PerfLoad® could improve physical performance during high-intensity exercise, in
anaerobic condition, while sustaining physiological and biochemical processes of 15
recreationally-active sportsmen.
The Wingate test was used to assess maximum anaerobic power during a high intensity
exercise on a cycle ergometer.
Supplementation with PerfLoad® was correlated with a significant increase in the total
anaerobic work capacity by 5% which represents an increase of 876 joules developed in
30 seconds. 900 mg of PerfLoad®, taken pre-workout, was proven to provide explosive
power from the very start of the exercise and the maximal peak power output was
significantly increased by 3.7% without inducing higher fatigue or higher heart rate at
V02max. Besides, blood markers showed that oxidative homeostasis was stabilized in
supplemented subjects.
As pre-workout supplementation has become a significant nutritional approach in recent
years, such results demonstrated that the water-soluble ingredient, PerfLoad®, can be a
natural and efficient solution helping athletes to improve their physical performance
while balancing their metabolism and reducing exercise-induced oxidative stress.