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Abstract Title:

A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study of spirulina supplementation on indices of mental and physical fatigue in men.

Abstract Source:

Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2016 Feb 17:1-4. Epub 2016 Feb 17. PMID: 26888417

Abstract Author(s):

Morgan Johnson, Lauren Hassinger, Joshua Davis, Steven T Devor, Robert A DiSilvestro

Article Affiliation:

Morgan Johnson

Abstract:

Spirulina may increase people's ability to resist mental and physical fatigue. This study tested that hypothesis in a randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled study in men. After 1 week, a 3 g/day dose of spirulina produced a small, but statistically significant increase in exercise output (Kcals consumed in 30 min exercise on a cross trainer machine). A mathematical based mental fatigue test showed improved performance 4 h after the first time of supplementation as well as 8 weeks later. Similarly, a subjective survey for a sense of physical and mental fatigue showed improvement within 4 h of the first supplementation as well as 8 weeks later. These results show that spirulina intake can affect fatigue in men.

Study Type : Human Study

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