Pyruvate is a nutrient that plays a major role in processes, which are controlling production of energy in the body. It is located in the cell mitochondria, the so-called "power station" of the cell. Pyruvate helps to facilitate important metabolic processes that charge the body. Although this element is produced naturally in the body, some research suggests that supplements with pyruvate can help the body to use energy more efficiently. Pyruvic acid is chemically unstable; therefore, it is stabilized by combining with other minerals to form a salt.
Pyruvate is a relatively new supplement to the athletic and sports nutrition industry. Pyruvate is actually derived from pyruvic acid. Pyruvate is the compound which starts the Krebs cycle. The Krebs cycle is an energy cycle which is directly responsible for the production and precursors of ATP (Energy). Pyruvate is currently known for having numerous benefits which include: reduction of fatty mass, lowering of blood lipids, improved endurance during aerobic activity, increased energy production, and a decrease in the chance of regaining previously lost fat mass.
Helps support healthy metabolism
Increases available energy for muscles
Increases endurance during exercise
Shows some antioxidant properties
Stimulates cell breathing and may be useful to impede production of fat
Studies have shown weight loss and fat loss in use of high doses (22-28 grams)
A typical daily dosage is in the range 1000 - 5000 mgs