Independently tested at the human performance lab at the University of the West of Scotland.
In January 2015, thirteen club level triathletes and cyclists were randomly recruited to investigate the effects of using the Altium™ i10 with their normal training.
Dr. Chris Easton and his team at the University of the West of Scotland designed and conducted the study independently from Altium™. The tests comprised of the collection of resting samples of venous blood (for assessment of haemoglobin and haematocrit) and two exercise tests. The first exercise test was a lactate threshold test which involved cycling at progressively increasing intensities of exercise for 4 minute periods until the lactate turn point had been surpassed. Following a 15 minute rest period the participants completed a VO2 max test. During this test the cycling work rate commenced at 100 Watts and increased by 30 Watts every minute until exhaustion.
The measured outcomes were compared pre- and post-IH using objective statistical analysis. Significant improvements in both VO2 max, Lactate Threshold and Turnpoint, Mechanical Efficiency and Maximum Power were recorded with no changes in any of the blood parameters.