According to a physician, Dr. Robert Glatter, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, Meldonium boosts the exercise tolerance and endurance of an athlete and also reduces time taken by the body to recover. It is important for top-level pro athletes. He further stated that the drug improves blood flow and reduce consumption of Oxygen. It acts in the cell structure known as, Mitochondria, a powerhouse of energy for the cell. It also works on central nervous system through another pathway. It has also been consumed by the patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
In a statement, Grindeks added that the regular course of treatment for Ischemia is around 4 to 6 weeks for the patients taking this drug. In a press conference, Sharapova admitted that she is taking this substance since the year 2006, according to doctor’s advice, for different problems like racing heart, lack of magnesium in the body and to protect against diabetes.