Hyper-hydrating with Glycerol for Extreme Heat or Cold
First part of our “Nutrition for extreme adaption series”
We briefly discuss the following peer reviewed research on Glycerol loading.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 1995 Dec;79(6):2069-77.
Glycerol hyperhydration: hormonal, renal, and vascular fluid responses.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 1987 Dec;63(6):2262-8.
Hyperhydration with glycerol solutions.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Aug;99(2):515-21. Epub 2005 Apr 7.
Glycerol hyperhydration: physiological responses during cold-air exposure.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2002 Mar;12(1):105-19
The effect of glycerol hyperhydration on olympic distance triathlon performance in high ambient temperatures.
Of Note: Did not get time to mention
J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Jun 22;9(1):29.
Thermoregulatory and cardiovascular responses to creatine, glycerol and alpha lipoic acid in trained cyclists
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1990 Aug;22(4):477-83.
Effects of glycerol-induced hyperhydration prior to exercise in the heat on sweating and core temperature.
What is the difference between Glycerin and Glycerol?
• Glycerin is the commercial term for a sample containing more than 95% glycerin.
• Therefore, glycerin does not purely contain glycerol.
• The usages of two are quite different. Glycerol is used for medical applications, scientific purposes where pure glycerol is needed. And glycerin is used in cosmetic and day-to-day products.