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25) Graham TE. Caffeine and exercise: metabolism, endurance and performance. Sports Med 2001;31(11):785-80  

26) Hulston CJ, Jeukendrup AE. Substate metabolism and exercise performance with caffeine and carbohydrate intake. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Dec;40(12):2096-104

27) Dodd FL, Kennedy DO, Riby LM, Haskell-Ramsay CF. A double-blind, placebo controlled study evaluating the effects of caffeine and L-theanine both alone and in combination on cerebral blood flow, cognition and mood. Psychopharmacology. 2015 Jul;232(14):2563-76 

28) Haskell CF, Kennedy DO, Wesnes KA, Milne AL, Scholey AB. A double-blind, placebo controlled, multi-dose evaluation of the acute behavioural effects of guarana in humans. J Psychopharmacol. 2007 Jan;21(1):65-70

29) Vinson JA, Zubik L, Bose P, Samman N, Proch J. Dried Fruits: excellent in vitro and in vivo antioxidants. J Am Coll Nutr. 2005 Feb;24(1):44-50.

30) Kerksick C, Harvey T, Stout J, Campbell B, Wilborn C, Kreider R, Kalman D, Ziegenfuss T, Lopez H, Landis J, Ivy JL, Antonio J. International Society of Sports Nutrition stand: nutrient timing. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008 Oct 3;5:17 

31) Poole C, Wilborn C, Taylor L, Kerksick C. The role of post-exercise nutrient administration on muscle protein synthesis and glycogen synthesis. J Sports Sci Med. 2010 Sep 1;9(3):354-63

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33) Choi E, Hwang J. Antiinflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activities of the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare . Fitoterapia2004;75(6):557–565

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35) Rahmani AH, Aly, SM, Ali H, Batiker AY, Srikar S & Khan AA. Therapeutic effects of date fruits (Phoenix dactylifera) in the prevention of diseases via modulation of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumour activity. Int J Cin Exp Med. 2014; 7(3): 483–491

36) Sokolov AN, Pavlova MA, Klosterhalfen S, Enck P. Chocolate and the brain: neurological impact of cocoa flavanols on cognition and behaviour. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013 Dec;37(10 Pt 2):2445-53

37) Crozier JC, Preston AG, Hurst JW, Payne MJ, Mann J, Hainly L & Miller DL. Cacao seeds are a "Super Fruit": A comparative analysis of various fruit powders and products. Chemistry Central Journal. 2011; 5:5

38) Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance during prolonged endurance exerciseEFSA Journal. 2011;9(6):2211

39) Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions enhance the absorption of water during physical exercise. EFSA Journal. 2011;9(6):2211

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41) Orem A, Yucesan FB, Orem C, Akcan B, Kural BV, Alsalavar C, Shahidi F. Hazelnut-enriched diet improves cardiovascular risk biomarkers beyond a lipid-lowering effect in hypercholesterloemic subjects. J Cin Lipidol. 2013 March-Apr; 7 (2): 123-31

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43) Eun H, Jung IK, Jae YC, Seung HL, Tae SK, Ik HY, Hyang SC. Supplementation. of standardised lipid-soluble extract from maca (Lepidium meyenii) increases swimming endurance capacity in rats. J of Functional Foods 2012: 4 (2): 568-573

44) Stone M, Ibarra A, Roller M, Zangara A,Stevenson E.J.  A pilot investigation into the effect of maca supplementation on physical activity and sexual desire in sportsmen. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2009; 126 (3): 574-576.

45) Abou-Zaid MM, Nozzolillo C, Tonon A, Coppens MD, Lombardo DA. High-performance liquid chromatography characterization and identification of antioxidant polyphenols in maple syrup. 2008 Pharmaceutical Biology 46: 117-125.

46) Larsen FL, Schiffer TA, Borniquel S, Sahlin K, Lundberg JO, Weinberg E. Dietery inorganic nitrate improves mitochondrial efficiency in humans. Cell Metab. 2011 Feb 2;13(2):149-59.

47) Muggeridge DJ, Howe CC, Spendiff O, Pedlar C, James PE, Easton C. A single dose of beetroot juice enhances cycling performance in simulated altitude. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2014 Jan; 46 (1): 143-50.

48) Kuehl KS, Perrier ET, Elliot DL, Chesnutt JC. Efficicacy of tart cherry juice in reducing muscle pain during running: a randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010 May; 7 (7):17

49) Howatson G, McHugh `MP, Hill JA, Brouner J, Jewell AP, Van Someren KA, Shave RE. Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon running: a randomized controlled trial. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2010; 20 (6): 842-852

50) Levers K, Dalton R, Galavan E, Goodenenough C, O'Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Mertens-Talcott SU, Ramussen C, GreenwoodM, Reichman S, Crouse S, Kreider RB. Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males. J Int Soc Sports Nutririon 2015 Nov; 12; 41

51) Kenia P, Houghton T, Beardsmore C. Does inhaling menthol affect nasal patency or cough? Pediatr Pulmonol 2008 Jun (6); 532-7

52) Raudenbush B, Grayhem R, Sears T, Wilson I. Effects of Peppermint and Cinnamon odour administration on simulated driving alertness, mood and workload. North American Journal of Psychology 2009 Nov (2):245-256

53) Xanthopoulou M.N, Nomikos T, Fragopoulou S, Antonopoulou S. Antioxidant and lipoxygenase inhibitory activities of pumpkin seed extracts. Food Research International 2009 Jun-Jul (5-6): 641-646

54) Kim D-H, Kim S-K, Jeong W-S, Lee H-Y. Effect of BCAA intake during endurance exercises on fatigue substances, muscle damage substances, and energy metabolism substances. J Exercise Nutrition Biochem 2013 Dec 17(4):169-180

55) Foure A, Bendahan D. Is Branched-Chain Amino Acids Supplementation an Efficient Nutritional Strategy to Alleviate Skeletal Muscle Damage? A Systematic Review. Nutrients 2017 Sep 21;9 (10):1047

56) Jackman SR, Witard OC, Philip A, Wallis G, Baar K, Tipton KD. Branched-Chain Amino Acids Ingestion Stimulates Muscle Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis in Humans. Front Physio 2017 Jun 7;8;390

57) Niemen DC, Gillit ND, Henson DA, Sha W, Shanley RA, Knab AM, Cialdella-Kam L, Jin F. Bananas as an energy source e during exrecise: a metabolomics approach : Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One 2012;7(5):e37479.

58) Ludovici V, Barthelmes J, Nagele MP, Enseleit F, Ferri C, Flammer AJ, Ruschitzka F, Sudano I. Cocoa, Blood Pressure, and Vascular Function: Review. Front Nutr 2017 Aug 2;4:36.

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64) Burton-Freeman BM, Sandhu AK. Edirisinghe I. Red Raspberries and Their Bioactive Polyphenols: Cardiometabolic and Neuronal Health Links. Adv Nutr 2016 Jan 15;7(1):44-65. doi: 10.3945/an.115.009639. Print 2016 Jan.

65) Del Pozo-Insfran D, Brenes CH, Talcott STT. Phytochemical composition and pigment stability of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) J Agric Food Chem 2004 Mar 24;52(6):1539-45. 

66) Sadowska-Krepa E, Klapcinska B, Podgorski T, Szdae B, Tyl K, Hadzik A. Effects of supplementation with acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry-based juice blend on the blood antioxidant defence capacity and lipid profile in junior hurdlers. A pilot study. Biol Sport 2015 Jun;32(2):161-8. 

67) Jensen GS, Ager DM, Redman KA, Mitzner MA, Benson KF, Schauss AG. Pain reduction and improvement in range of motion after daily consumption of an açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp-fortified polyphenolic-rich fruit and berry juice blend. J Med Food Jul-Aug 2011;14(7-8):702-11. 

68) Willems, M.E.T., Cousins, L., Williams, D. Blacker, S.D. Beneficial Effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Maximal Sprint Speed during the Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test. Sports 2016; (3):4 

69) Perkins, I.C, Vine, S.A., Blacker, S.D, Willems, M.E.T. New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Improves High-intensity Intermittent Running. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism 2015; 25(5): 487-93. 

70) Cook, M.D, Myers, S.D, Blacker, S.D, Willems, M.E.T. New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Improves Cycling Performance and Fat Oxidation in Cyclists. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2015; 115(11): 2357-65. 

71) Bach, H. V., Kim, J., Myung, S. K., & Cho, Y. (2016). Efficacy of Ginseng Supplements on Fatigue and Physical Performance: a Meta-analysisJournal of Korean Medical Science 2016 31(12), 1879-1886

72) Jung H L, Kwak H. E, Kim S. S., Kim Y. C, Lee C. D, Byurn H. K, & Kang H. Y. Effects of Panax ginseng supplementation on muscle damage and inflammation after uphill treadmill running in humans. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2011 39(03), 441-450

73) Kennedy DO, Scholey AB Ginseng: potential for the enhancement of cognitive performance and moodPharmacol Biochem Behav. 2003 Jun;75 (3):687-700. 

74) Reay JL, Kennedy DO, Scholey AB. Effects of Panax ginseng, consumed with and without glucose, on blood glucose levels and cognitive performance during sustained 'mentally demanding' tasks J Psychopharmacol. 2006 Nov;20(6):771-81. 

75) Kim HG, Cho JH, You SR, Lee JS, Han JM, Lee NH, Ahn YC, Son CG. Antifatigue effects of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Korean Med Sci 2013 Apr 17;8(4):e61271.

76) Caldwell LK, DuPont WH, Beeler MK, Post EM, Barnhart EC, Hardesty VH, Anders JP, Borden EC, Volek JS, Kraemer WJ. The Effects of a Korean Ginseng, GINST15, on Perceptual Effort, Psychomotor Performance, and Physical Performance in Men and Women. J Sports Sci Med. 2018 Mar; 17(1): 92–100.