How can 3D energy drink be used for sports? NHL News
3D-printed energy drinks are gaining traction as a potential energy source for athletes and the NFL is among those hoping the drinks can make the difference in a sports-induced brain injury.
In a report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers at Penn State examined the use of 3D printed energy drinks to treat patients with acute traumatic brain injury, such as concussion.
“These new beverages are much more portable and have very low metabolic costs compared to traditional energy drinks,” Dr. Robert Noyes, a professor of medicine and pediatrics at Penn St. who co-authored the report, said in a statement.
“It has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of athletes who suffer from concussions, including in reducing the severity of the injuries and the amount of blood and brain damage sustained.”
The study looked at four different 3D liquid sports drinks: the energy drink Kool-Aid Zero, a drink made with an artificial sweetener, and an energy drink containing no artificial sweeteners.
These drinks were then mixed with a solution of oxygen and glucose to form a liquid beverage.
The team then injected the fluid into a healthy group of patients who had been diagnosed with acute concussion.
The patients were then tested on cognitive tests such as memory, verbal comprehension and attention.
The findings show that the energy drinks had little impact on brain function, the researchers said.
In their study, the study team found that the liquid sports drink was not effective in reducing cognitive decline or in reducing blood and cerebrospinal fluid levels in the brain of the patients, the report said.
Instead, the drinks did not significantly affect cognitive function or improve the performance of the healthy group.
The results were similar when the patients were given the energy and beverage-free drink and were given a standard energy drink.
The patients were also not significantly affected by the drinks.
Researchers believe that the beverage-based drink could also be used in the rehabilitation of athletes after a concussion.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia tested the beverage drink in a group of athletes with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head, according to the news outlet.
The researchers said that their study is the first to show that 3D beverages could help with rehabilitation of CTE.
“Our findings suggest that a beverage-focused diet with low carbohydrate intake can improve cognitive function in athletes with CTE,” Dr Robert Tardif, a researcher from the University’s School of Medicine, told the news site.
“However, there is currently no evidence to suggest that drinking beverages in isolation or replacing alcohol or other drinks is effective in improving cognitive function.”