Pfizer booster shots boost athletic performance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pfizer has sold pumps designed to boost sports performance for over a decade New research suggests that receiving Pfizer booster shots can improve physical performance, including aerobic and…

Pfizer booster shots boost athletic performance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pfizer has sold pumps designed to boost sports performance for over a decade

New research suggests that receiving Pfizer booster shots can improve physical performance, including aerobic and speed training.

It looks at tens of thousands of tests carried out on more than 54,000 participants in Germany from the 1990s.

The study in the Medical Journal of Australia said that for people who had experienced upsets, the shot – when given after suffering from a major disappointment – made recovery “more rapid”.

Pfizer has used the method for years to improve the performance of athletes.

The shots – called JUVEXYJ – are rubbed into the skin and small amounts of caffeine, nitrites and vitamins are inserted into the carrier.

“Our findings demonstrate that such an intervention has the potential to significantly improve physical performance through modulation of physiological systems that are dynamic, and remain relevant over many years of training,” the study said.

The subjects had completed a series of endurance test on two artificial treadmills, before and during an intervention with Pfizer booster shots which was determined to be “prompt and effective”.

The study says the boost to the so-called “runner’s high” was sustained for up to 16 hours after the injection.

Speaking to BBC World Service sport editor Alastair Leithead, Professor Mark Johnston of Griffith University in Brisbane said: “This is consistent with previous studies of the body being in a process of recovery.

“It does show that it’s working its physiological system better than it normally would, so there’s some physical activity being helped that would otherwise be lost.”

He said he hoped it would encourage more people in their 20s to exercise, as they did not have to wait until they were in their 40s.

The research is part of the largest study ever undertaken to measure the physiological changes following a donation of Pfizer booster shots.

The results of that study are due to be published next year.

Pfizer said: “We’re excited to hear these results and look forward to the publication of the recently launched phase three study later this year.”

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