We did mention that, unlike adults, kids can use more of their aerobic metabolism, which allows them to be less tired from high-intensity exercise.
Their muscles also recover faster because their bodies don’t produce as much lactic acid as adults.
There has been plenty of research and studies related to plasma, ageing, fatigue, and metabolism in the last decades, and today, more and more studies are showing consistent results.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11357-022-00645-w – Old plasma dilution reduces human biological age: a clinical study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9255916/ – The Link Between Energy-Related Sensations and Metabolism: Implications for Treating Fatigue
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3041803/ – Age-Related Differences in Plasma Proteins: How Plasma Proteins Change from Neonates to Adults
When lactic acid is produced in the body through anaerobic metabolism (i.e., when there is insufficient oxygen supply), it converts into lactate.
Blood lactate concentrations have traditionally been utilised as an index of exercise intensity or clinical hyperlactatemia. However, more recent data suggests fasting plasma lactate (lactate concentration in the blood plasma) can also indicate the risk for subsequent metabolic disease.
These studies show more to discover about plasma and its potential to optimise metabolism, especially for elderly people and professionals.
For example, recent studies confirming the plasma potential led professionals to develop a “heat training” methodology to increase plasma volume, thus reducing lactate accumulation in blood and improving the VO2 max (the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilise during intense or maximal exercise) and increase performances.
Considering convalescent plasma therapy was used during the last pandemic, especially in Asia and Italy, this solution is a very interesting idea for bettering health conditions within the same family or even at the community level.
Finally, it makes you understand how you treat your body and how you fuel it could impact the quality of your blood and, thus, the lives of others.
Sometimes, it’s easier to feel more responsible for our actions when our choices impact others than when we think only of ourselves.