Cyclists to receive performance and recovery lotion with their registration

Topical Edge is proud to announce a partnership with Race SLO’s SLO Fondo Ride & Wine event on Saturday, October 28 to provide Performance and Recovery sodium bicarbonate lotion to riders joining cycling icon Bob Roll for a trip through the Central Coast’s beautiful wine country.

Regardless of whether riders are looking to simply soak in the social atmosphere, or want to challenge themselves, Topical Edge’s ability to buffer the muscles has been clinically proven to reduce heart rate at the same given effort, and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. So essentially, it allows you to ride harder and feel better afterwards.

“I’ve experienced the SLO Gran Fondo for the past few years and as an ambassador for Topical Edge I couldn’t be happier to help bring them on as an event partner and introduce all the VIP riders to the product’s benefits”, said Neil Shirley. He continued, “I’ll be back again this October and can’t wait to ride in what I believe is some of the best cycling terrain you can find anywhere!”

Topical Edge’s main ingredient is sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known as baking soda, acts as an acid buffer, and as athletes, one huge limiting factor during exercise and recovery is the amount of lactic acid that’s accumulated in the muscles. Through a patented transdermal delivery system that passes molecules through the skin and 1-inch deep into the muscle, Topical Edge allows sodium bicarbonate supplementation without having to deal with the side effects that come along with oral ingestion.

The following results are from a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled, cross-over study completed at San Diego State University by Dr. Mark Kern using elite cyclists. Each subject completed a range of tests that included ramping intensity, 30-second, 5-minute and 60-minute maximally paced efforts. Dr. Kern’s study found three key benefits when athletes were using Topical Edge vs placebo:

●      Faster Recovery: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness was reduced by 53.5% the day following a series of short, intense efforts.

●      Less Taxing Effort: Test subjects recorded a 1.6% decrease in heart rate immediately following a 5 minute maximal effort. Heart rate was 3.1% lower and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) was 2.6% lower measured 15 minutes into a 1 hour time trial.

●      Lactic Acid Buffering: An 11% increase in blood lactate levels means more fuel is available for your body to burn, with less lactic acid in the muscles to slow you down

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