Dr. Bryan Saunders has a degree in Sport Science and Mathematics from Nottingham Trent University, a master’s degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University and a PhD in Sports Nutrition at Nottingham Trent University. Bryan then went on to perform 2 postdocs at the University of São Paulo in Brazil where he is currently a full-time Researcher and a considerable part of his research has been focusing in exercise physiology, with a particular focus on Beta-Alanine & sodium bicarbonate effects in exercise with some of this research focused specifically in cyclists.
Sodium Bicarbonate research
Saunders, B., Sale, C., Harris, R. C., & Sunderland, C. (2014). Sodium bicarbonate and high-intensity-cycling capacity: variability in responses. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 9(4), 627-632.
Hobson, R. M., Saunders, B., Ball, G., Harris, R. C., & Sale, C. (2012). Effects of β-alanine supplementation on exercise performance: a meta-analysis. Amino acids, 43(1), 25-37.
Saunders, B., Elliott-Sale, K., Artioli, G. G., Swinton, P. A., Dolan, E., Roschel, H., … & Gualano, B. (2017). β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med, 51(8), 658-669.
Perim, P., Marticorena, F.M., Ribeiro, F., Barreto, G., Gobbi, N., Kerksick, C., Dolan, E., Saunders, B. Can the Skeletal Muscle Carnosine Response to Beta-Alanine Supplementation Be Optimized? Front Nutr 27;6:135
Beta-alanine with Sodium bicarbonate
Sale, C., Saunders, B., Hudson, S., Wise, J. A., Harris, R. C., & Sunderland, C. D. (2011). Effect of β-alanine plus sodium bicarbonate on high-intensity cycling capacity. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 43(10), 1972-1978.
Jamie Pugh, PhD – Feeling lighter from start to finish: Minimizing gastrointestinal symptoms in cyclists