NASAL DILATORS DO NOT ENHANCE SUBMAXIMAL EXERCISE PERFORMANCE
Brown, D. D., Lawrence, D. M., Steurer, R. A., & Rodgers, J. (1997). The effect of external nasal dilators on submaximal exercise responses. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 29(5), Supplement abstract 1670.
This study assessed the effects of external nasal dilators on metabolic and respiratory response during submaximal exercise. Ss (N = 5) performed 3 x 20-min submaximal (55% VO2max) cycle exercise sessions consisting of a Breathe Right, placebo (tape), and control conditions.
No differences were found between any of the conditions rn any of the variables.
Implication. Nasal dilators do not enhance submaximal exercise function.
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