XXXII World Congress of Sports Medicine, Rome, İtalya, 27 - 30 Eylül 2012
Twenty–two athletes were divided into two separate groups as placebo group (n = 11) [age: 18.00 ± 2.00 years] and Stimol group (n = 11) [age: 21.57 ± 4.58 years]. The athletes were subjected to intense training for 4 weeks, 4 days a week, mainly pre-season strength and technique training. In this training period, stimol group athletes were given stimol 3 times a day as 1 g for breakfast, 1 g for lunch, and 1 g for dinner while the placebo group athletes were given only placebo in the same dosage and the same color at the same time. Blood lactate levels in athletes were measured prior to and after a one-month program as: rest (R), immediately after the training (IAT), rest for 5 minutes (R 5m), and rest for 20 min (R 20m). In intra-group comparison, no change was observed in plasma lactate levels in placebo group while a significant difference was found in the levels of stimol group as p<0.05 with a 49.8% decrease in plasma lactate level. In the measurements between groups, in the post-test measurements made after the training period, significant differences as p <0.05 were found with a 60.7% decrease in plasma lactate level immediately after exercise.As a result, considerable decline was seen especially immediately after exercise in plasma lactate levels of the athletes being given stimol supplement. In this case, we can say that Citrulline/Malate supplementation may contribute positively to the performance of athletes.