A NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE FOR PREVENTION AND COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC OSTEOARTHRITIS IN PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORT
Human Sport Medicine
Aim. The article aims to develop a non-alcoholic beverage for post-traumatic recovery of the structure and functions of cartilage tissue in professional and amateur athletes. Materials and methods. The materials used were a premix containing aquamin soluble (a natural source of calcium), glucosamine sulfate (a chondroprotector) and herbal components, as well as laboratory and industrial samples of a sports beverage. To assess the quality of the flavor syrup and the finished drink, generally
... rink, generally accepted and special research methods were used including spectrophotometry, high performance liquid chromatography, and inverse voltammetry. Results. Beverage composition is scientifically substantiated based on the characteristics and functional properties of the ingredient composition. The main components of the formulation are premix 124-19, "Eleutherococcus" flavor and "Ginseng with herbs" flavor concentrated bases along with extracts of plant materials with synergistic properties for correcting metabolic processes in post-traumatic osteoarthritis. The novelty of the formulation is confirmed by the patent of the Russian Federation. There are evidence-based medical studies on the effectiveness and functional orientation of calcium and glucosamine in dietary supplements. A technology was developed for the extraction of plant materials, the innovativeness of which is the use of high pressure (100–200 MPA) for a short period of time (60–600 s). The formulation and technology of the beverage are tested in production conditions and are recommended for implementation. Conclusion. Sports beverages based on natural biological complexes can be effective for correcting metabolic disorders and maintaining health in post-traumatic osteoarthritis in professional and amateur sports.