Lactic Acid: What is it?

Gabe Mirkin M.D. gives you the info in this weeks FloridaCyclingMagazine. “When you exercise, sugar is broken down into different chemicals, to produce energy for muscles. As long as you get all the oxygen you need, the final products are carbon dioxide and water, but if you exercise so vigorously that you can’t get the oxygen that you need, the reactions stop, causing a chemical called lactic acid to accumulate in your muscles and spill into your bloodstream. Read more at

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