15. Jun


Podcast with Dr. Douglas Kalman

Dr. Kalman has been involved in over 100 clinical trials and projects within the pharmaceutical, medical and nutrition fields. He has published over 50 abstracts and more than 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is also a Co-Editor of one journal (JISSN) and on the Editorial Board of three Scientific Journals.

Dr. Kalman received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, Masters Degree from Hunter College - City University of New York and Doctorate in exercise and nutritional biochemistry (Health Research) from Touro University International. He is an Active Member and or Spokesperson with many organizations (ISSN, NSCA, APS, ACSM, etc.) and a co-founder of The International Society of Sports Nutrition. He has worked with Olympic Athlete’s (Nagano, Japan, Salt Lake City, UT, Torino, Italy and the upcoming London 2012 games) for Winter and Summer sports, professional athletes (i.e., MLB, NFL, NBA), musicians and music groups, combat sports (UFC-MMA), collegiate athletes and teams as well as Nike’s Elite Distance Racing Team (Oregon Project) and the general population. Dr. Kalman has edited four academic textbooks, contributed to more than five academic textbooks as well as two “popular press” books.

Dr. Kalman is an Adjunct Professor teaching Graduate Sports Nutrition in the Robert Stempel School of Public Health at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida. He also is an Adjunct at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida also teaching Sports Nutrition in the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion. In addition, Dr. Kalman is the Sports Nutritionist for the FIU Athletic Department, a Division I competitor.

In this podcast, Douglas and I discussed Beta-alanine. Some of the topics we discuss are:

1.What is beta-alanine?

2. What happens in the body when you supplement with beta-alanine?

3.What dosage seems to be effective when supplementing with beta-alanine?

4.Does beta-alanine have an acute effect and does it have a synergistic effect when combined with other supplements?

5.What type of sports can benefit from beta-alanine supplementation?

6. A common effect from beta-alanine is a tingling sensation shortly after ingestion. Does this effect have any performance benefits or is it just a harmless side effect?




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.