Prolonged vitamin C supplementation and recovery from demanding exercise
Thompson, D., Williams, C., McGregor, S. J., Nicholas, C. W., McArdle, F., Jackson, M. J. and Powell, J. R., 2001. Prolonged vitamin C supplementation and recovery from demanding exercise. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 11 (4), pp. 466-481.
Related documents:This repository does not currently have the full-text of this item.
You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided below.
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether 2 weeks of vitamin C supplementation affects recovery from an unaccustomed bout of exercise. Sixteen male subjects were allocated to either a placebo (P; n = 8) or vitamin C group (VC; n = 8). The VC group consumed 200 mg of ascorbic acid twice a day, whereas the P group consumed identical capsules containing 200 mg of lactose. Subjects performed a prolonged (90-min) intermittent shuttle-running test 14 days after supplementation began. Post-exercise serum creatine kinase activities and myoglobin concentrations were unaffected by supplementation. However, vitamin C supplementation had modest beneficial effects on muscle soreness, muscle function, and plasma concentrations of malondialdehyde. Furthermore, although plasma interleukin-6 increased immediately after exercise in both groups, values in the VC group were lower than in the P group 2 hours after exercise (p < .05). These results suggest that prolonged vitamin C supplementation has some modest beneficial effects on recovery from unaccustomed exercise.
|Creators||Thompson, D., Williams, C., McGregor, S. J., Nicholas, C. W., McArdle, F., Jackson, M. J. and Powell, J. R.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health|
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000173020600007|
Actions (login required)