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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924423/vegan-diets-practical-advice-for-athletes-and-exercisers
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REVIEW
David Rogerson
With the growth of social media as a platform to share information, veganism is becoming more visible, and could be becoming more accepted in sports and in the health and fitness industry. However, to date, there appears to be a lack of literature that discusses how to manage vegan diets for athletic purposes. This article attempted to review literature in order to provide recommendations for how to construct a vegan diet for athletes and exercisers. While little data could be found in the sports nutrition literature specifically, it was revealed elsewhere that veganism creates challenges that need to be accounted for when designing a nutritious diet...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919844/practical-nutritional-recovery-strategies-for-elite-soccer-players-when-limited-time-separates-repeated-matches
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REVIEW
Mayur Krachna Ranchordas, Joel T Dawson, Mark Russell
Specific guidelines that aim to facilitate the recovery of soccer players from the demands of training and a congested fixture schedule are lacking; especially in relation to evidence-based nutritional recommendations. The importance of repeated high level performance and injury avoidance while addressing the challenges of fixture scheduling, travel to away venues, and training commitments requires a strategic and practically feasible method of implementing specific nutritional strategies. Here we present evidence-based guidelines regarding nutritional recovery strategies within the context of soccer...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918494/betaine-in-the-brain-characterization-of-betaine-uptake-its-influence-on-other-osmolytes-and-its-potential-role-in-neuroprotection-from-osmotic-stress
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Leena S Knight, Quinn Piibe, Ian Lambie, Christopher Perkins, Paul H Yancey
Betaine (N-trimethylglycine), a common osmolyte, has received attention because of the number of clinical reports associating betaine supplementation with improved cognition, neuroprotection and exercise physiology. However, tissue analyses report little accumulation of betaine in brain tissue despite the presence of betaine/GABA transporters (BGT1) at the blood brain barrier and in nervous tissue, calling into question whether betaine influences neuronal function directly or indirectly. Therefore, the focus of this study was to determine what capacity nervous tissue has to accumulate betaine, specifically in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory and one that is particularly susceptible to damage (e...
September 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911611/antifatigue-and-increasing-exercise-performance-of-actinidia-arguta-crude-alkaloids-in-mice
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Yangyang Liu, Changjiang Liu
Actinidia arguta (Siebold et Zucc.) Planch. ex. Miq. is one of the most recently domesticated fruit species with increasing commercial production worldwide. It is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine and is used to reduce blood glucose and treat atopic dermatitis. In addition, it possesses antioxidant, anticancer, and antiallergic properties. In this study, we investigated the physical antifatigue and exercise performance effects of A. arguta crude alkaloids (AACA) extracted with 70% ethanol. Four groups of male Kunming mice (n = 16) were orally administered AACA at doses of 0 mg/kg/d (vehicle), 50 mg/kg/d (AACA-50), 100 mg/kg/d (AACA-100), or 200 mg/kg/d (AACA-200) for 28 days...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901216/creatine-or-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-individuals-with-a-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-resistance-training-a-double-blinded-randomized-pilot-trial
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Samuel Amorim, Vitor Hugo Teixeira, Rui Corredeira, Maria Cunha, Bruno Maia, Paulo Margalho, Joana Pires
Purpose Determine whether creatine or vitamin D supplementation improves muscle strength in individuals with spinal cord injury undergoing resistance training. Methods Thirteen male and one female with spinal cord injury, from two Portuguese rehabilitation centers, were randomized to creatine (3g daily), vitamin D (25000 IU each two weeks) or placebo group in a double-blind design. All participants performed progressive resistance training during eight weeks. The outcome measures, obtained at baseline and after intervention, included: Sum of four skinfolds; Corrected arm muscle area; Seated medicine ball throw; Handgrip strength with dynamometer; Manual wheelchair slalom test and one repetition maximum for Chest press, Triceps, Pec deck and Lat pulldown...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890521/effect-of-burdock-extract-on-physical-performance-and-physiological-fatigue-in-mice
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Wen-Chyuan Chen, Yi-Ju Hsu, Mon-Chien Lee, Hua Shuai Li, Chun-Sheng Ho, Chi-Chang Huang, Fu-An Chen
Burdock (BD) is a common vegetable with many pharmacological properties. However, few studies have examined the effect of BD on exercise performance and physical fatigue. We aimed to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of BD on fatigue and ergogenic functions following physical challenge in mice. METHODS: Male ICR mice were divided into four groups to receive either vehicle, or BD at 348.5, 697 or 1,742.5 mg/kg/day, by daily oral gavage for 4 weeks. Exercise performance and fatigue were evaluated from forelimb grip strength, exhaustive swimming time, and post-exercise levels of physical fatigue-related biomarkers serum lactate, ammonia, glucose, and creatine kinase (CK)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885973/hemorrhagic-stroke-in-a-young-healthy-male-following-use-of-pre-workout-supplement-animal-rage-xl
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Brandon F Harris, Coty Winn, Thomas B Ableman
So-called "pre-workout" supplements are substances marketed as natural dietary supplements with claims of helping athletes achieve more focused and intense workouts. The use of such products remains popular among American youth as a whole, but is especially high among active duty service members. Supplements are minimally regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and unlike pharmaceuticals, supplements are often brought to market without any testing to show neither efficacy nor safety. Several case reports have documented serious adverse events and raise the question of whether supplement use was a causative factor...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879655/pretreatment-with-fish-oil-attenuates-heart-ischemia-consequences-in-rats
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Alcione Lescano de Souza Junior, Jorge Mancini Filho, Rosângela Pavan Torres, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen, Rui Curi
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA)-rich fish oil supplementation has protective effects on heart ischemic injury. Left ventricular (LV) ischemia was induced in rats by permanent ligation of the left coronary artery. Saline, fish oil or soybean oil was administered daily by gavage (3 g kg(-1) b.w.) for 20 days before inducing ischemia. Outcomes were assessed 24 hours after left coronary artery ligation. Pretreatment with fish oil decreased the ω-6/ω-3 fatty acid ratio in the LV. Reduction in infarct size and in the intensity of ventricular systolic dysfunction was found in the fish oil group as compared with the saline or soybean oil groups through echocardiographic evaluation...
September 6, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871832/adding-fish-oil-to-whey-protein-leucine-and-carbohydrate-over-a-6-week-supplementation-period-attenuates-muscle-soreness-following-eccentric-exercise-in-competitive-soccer-players
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Jordan D Philpott, Chris Donnelly, Ian H Walshe, James Dick, Stuart D R Galloway, Kevin D Tipton, Oliver C Witard
Soccer players often experience eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage given the physical demands of soccer match-play. Since long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFA) enhance muscle sensitivity to protein supplementation, dietary supplementation with a combination of fish oil-derived n-3PUFA, protein and carbohydrate may promote exercise recovery. This study examined the influence of adding n-3PUFA to a whey protein, leucine and carbohydrate containing beverage over a 6 week supplementation period on physiological markers of recovery measured over 3 days following eccentric exercise...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870476/branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-and-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-in-exercise-recovery-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Mohammad Hossein Rahimi, Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Mehdi Mollahosseini, Kurosh Djafarian
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating evidence suggests positive effects of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) on moderate muscle damage. However, findings vary substantially across studies. The aim of this review was to examine the effect of BCAAs on recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage. METHODS: Controlled trials were identified through a computerized literature search and tracking of citations performed up to November 2015. To pool data, either a fixed-effects or a random-effects model was used; for assessing heterogeneity, Cochran's Q and I(2) tests were used...
October 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864554/dietary-supplements-isotretinoin-and-liver-toxicity-in-adolescents-a-retrospective-case-series
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Cynthia Marie Carver DeKlotz, Keith D Roby, Sheila Fallon Friedlander
Isotretinoin is the most effective acne therapy available, but has the potential for a number of adverse side effects, including transaminitis. The iPLEDGE isotretinoin program recommends avoiding some herbals and supplements due to potential side effects. However, little is known about the effects of protein supplements on the liver, particularly in patients taking isotretinoin. We designed a retrospective chart review to evaluate the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of patients on or preparing to take isotretinoin therapy who were concurrently ingesting protein or herbal supplementation and who developed transaminitis...
September 1, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856749/supplementation-with-a-polyphenol-rich-extract-tensless-%C3%A2-attenuates-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-and-improves-muscle-recovery-from-damages-after-eccentric-exercise
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Cindy Romain, Tomás T Freitas, Francisco J Martínez-Noguera, Caroline Laurent, Sylvie Gaillet, Linda H Chung, Pedro E Alcaraz, Julien Cases
High-intensity exercises are known to provoke delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Delayed onset muscle soreness typically occurs within the first 24 h, peaks between 24 and 72 h, and can last as long as 5-7 days post-exercise. Delayed onset muscle soreness is a multifactorial process involving both mechanical and biochemical components, associated with clinical features that may limit range of motion, and athletes seek for effective recovery strategies to optimize future training sessions. TensLess(®) is a food supplement developed to help manage post-exercise recovery...
August 30, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846669/creatine-supplementation-to-total-parenteral-nutrition-improves-creatine-status-and-supports-greater-liver-and-kidney-protein-synthesis-in-neonatal-piglets
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O Chandani Dinesh, Robert F Bertolo, Janet A Brunton
BACKGROUND: Creatine is not included in commercial pediatric parenteral products; the entire creatine requirement must be met by de novo synthesis from arginine during parenteral nutrition (PN). Poor arginine status is common during PN in neonates which may compromise creatine accretion. We hypothesized that creatine supplementation will improve creatine status and spare arginine in PN-fed piglets. METHODS: Piglets (3-5 d old) were provided PN with or without creatine for 14 d...
August 28, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844881/genetic-depletion-of-adipocyte-creatine-metabolism-inhibits-diet-induced-thermogenesis-and-drives-obesity
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Lawrence Kazak, Edward T Chouchani, Gina Z Lu, Mark P Jedrychowski, Curtis J Bare, Amir I Mina, Manju Kumari, Song Zhang, Ivan Vuckovic, Dina Laznik-Bogoslavski, Petras Dzeja, Alexander S Banks, Evan D Rosen, Bruce M Spiegelman
Diet-induced thermogenesis is an important homeostatic mechanism that limits weight gain in response to caloric excess and contributes to the relative stability of body weight in most individuals. We previously demonstrated that creatine enhances energy expenditure through stimulation of mitochondrial ATP turnover, but the physiological role and importance of creatine energetics in adipose tissue have not been explored. Here, we have inactivated the first and rate-limiting enzyme of creatine biosynthesis, glycine amidinotransferase (GATM), selectively in fat (Adipo-Gatm KO)...
August 24, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821596/hypoxia-decreases-creatine-uptake-in-cardiomyocytes-while-creatine-supplementation-enhances-hif-activation
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Lucia Santacruz, Antonio Jose Luis Arciniegas, Marcus Darrabie, Jose G Mantilla, Rebecca M Baron, Dawn E Bowles, Rajashree Mishra, Danny O Jacobs
Creatine (Cr), phosphocreatine (PCr), and creatine kinases (CK) comprise an energy shuttle linking ATP production in mitochondria with cellular consumption sites. Myocytes cannot synthesize Cr: these cells depend on uptake across the cell membrane by a specialized creatine transporter (CrT) to maintain intracellular Cr levels. Hypoxia interferes with energy metabolism, including the activity of the creatine energy shuttle, and therefore affects intracellular ATP and PCr levels. Here, we report that exposing cultured cardiomyocytes to low oxygen levels rapidly diminishes Cr transport by decreasing Vmax and Km Pharmacological activation of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) abrogated the reduction in Cr transport caused by hypoxia...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810230/a-novel-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-method-for-the-determination-of-underivatized-amino-acids-in-alimentary-supplements
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Thomas Themelis, Roberto Gotti, Rita Gatti
Amino acids playing important roles in metabolic processes are often included in dietary supplements whose use has largely expanded over the last 20 years not only in patients with particular deficiencies, but also in athletes and even common people that want to enrich their regular daily diet. In the present study, a bare silica Kinetex core-shell 2.6μm HILIC column was used for separation of some important hydrophilic amino acids and amino acids-like molecules i.e., aspartic acid, creatine, carnitine, arginine and the tripeptide glutathione (GSH), by optimizing the chromatographic conditions for their determination in complex alimentary supplements...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808834/biochemical-and-behavioral-phenotype-of-agat-and-gamt-deficient-mice-following-long-term-creatine-monohydrate-supplementation
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Furhan Iqbal, Herald Hoeger, Gurt Lubec, Olaf Bodamer
The creatine/phosphocreatine system is essential for cellular phosphate coupled energy storage and production. We investigated the utility of creatine monohydrate supplementation in two different creatine deficient knockout mouse models. Following weaning, female Arginine: Glycine Amidinotransferase (AGAT) and Guanidinoacetate: methyltransferase (GAMT) knockouts and wild type mice were studied based on their genotypes and dietary supplementation (creatine free or 2% creatine monohydrate supplemented diet) for 10 weeks, using a series of behavioral tests and biochemical analyzes...
August 14, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807060/current-dietary-supplement-use-of-australian-military-veterans-of-middle-east-operations
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Jolieke C van der Pols, Jeeva Kanesarajah, Alison Bell, Chi-Wai Lui
OBJECTIVE: To assess patterns and levels of dietary supplement use among Australian Defence Forces, previously deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. Participants of a large survey self-completed questions about dietary supplement use, health status, personal and job-related characteristics, and lifestyle factors. Frequency of current use of supplements was assessed in three categories (bodybuilding, energy and weight loss)...
August 15, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806275/effects-of-creatine-and-carbohydrate-loading-on-cycling-time-trial-performance
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Kristyen A Tomcik, Donny M Camera, Julia L Bone, Megan L Ross, Nikki A Jeacocke, Bill Tachtsis, Joan Senden, Luc J C van Loon, John A Hawley, Louise M Burke
INTRODUCTION: Creatine- and carbohydrate-loading are dietary strategies used to enhance exercise capacity. This study examined the metabolic and performance effects of a combined creatine and CHO-loading regiment on time-trial (TT) cycling bouts. METHODS: Eighteen well-trained (~65mL[BULLET OPERATOR]kg[BULLET OPERATOR]min VO2peak) males completed three performance trials (PT) comprised of a 120-km cycling TT interspersed with alternating 1- and 4-km sprints (6 sprints each) performed every 10-km followed by an inclined ride to fatigue (~90% VO2peak)...
August 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772214/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-protects-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-modulating-the-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-oxidative-stress-inflammation-cell-death-and-fibrosis-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-diabetic-rats
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Azza I Othman, Mamdouh R El-Sawi, Mohamed A El-Missiry, Mohammad H Abukhalil
The potential protective effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on type 2 diabetes-induced heart injury was investigated. A rat model of diabetes was achieved by injection of nicotinamide (100mg/kg, i.p), 20min before the administration of streptozotocin (55mg/kg, i.p.). After confirmation of diabetes, EGCG (2mg/kg, p.o.) was administrated on alternate days for one month. Treatment of diabetic rats with EGCG showed a remarkable reduction in glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, HOMA-IR and lipid profile levels with an elevation in insulin levels, indicating its antihyperglycemic and antidyslipidemic actions...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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