|Definition:||Pyruvate is a naturally occuring compound that is the result of
carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Technically, pyruvate is really a
combination of highly unstable pyruvic acid and other substances like
calcium, sodium or potassium, added to stabilize pyruvic acid. This
relatively new compound is thought to enhance fat burning, boost
endurance, increase lean muscle mass, decrease blood glucose and
lower blood cholesterol. Pyruvate is found in some cheeses and other
foods but is normally consumed in very small amounts.
|Applications:||Weight loss, endurance, muscle building, cardiovascular health, cancer
prevention, diabetes and high cholesterol.
|Recommendations:||Pyruvate can be found in capsule, powder or drink form and is often
combined with other compounds that enhance weight loss or build
muscle. Calcium, magnesium and zinc pyruvate are the most common
types. Sodium pyruvate is not recommended. Pyruvate seems to work
synergistically with DHA.|