Dr. George A Brooks

Dr. George A Brooks, an expert in exercise physiology and lactate metabolism. Lactate, a once demonized molecule thought to form lactic acid and become a dead-end toxic metabolite, has been vindicated by the work of Dr. Brooks, his colleagues, and others. 

In this episode, we discuss... 

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:01:40 - Dr. Brooks’ experience as an athlete inspired his research on lactate
  • 00:06:50 - Lactate and its relationship to muscle fatigue is misunderstood
  • 00:09:10 - Adaptations to exercise improve mitochondrial functioning and lactate metabolism
  • 00:14:14 - How to use lactate threshold training to improve performance
  • 00:23:49 - Lactate improves brain health and cognitive function 
  • 00:26:45 - Lactate improves outcomes of traumatic brain injury via metabolism
  • 00:30:00 - Lactate spares glucose, increasing antioxidants such as glutathione
  • 00:42:50 - Early lactate administration following a traumatic brain injury is necessary, but challenging
  • 00:48:20 - Lactate from exercise improves Parkinson's disease 
  • 00:55:00 - Brain metabolism following traumatic brain injury

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