n/a
Abstract Title:

Effects of Pomegranate Juice Supplementation on Oxidative Stress Biomarkers Following Weightlifting Exercise.

Abstract Source:

Nutrients. 2017 Jul 29 ;9(8). Epub 2017 Jul 29. PMID: 28758938

Abstract Author(s):

Achraf Ammar, Mouna Turki, Omar Hammouda, Hamdi Chtourou, Khaled Trabelsi, Mohamed Bouaziz, Osama Abdelkarim, Anita Hoekelmann, Fatma Ayadi, Nizar Souissi, Stephen J Bailey, Tarak Driss, Sourour Yaich

Article Affiliation:

Achraf Ammar

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that pomegranate juice supplementation would blunt acute and delayed oxidative stress responses after a weightlifting training session. Nine elite weightlifters (21.0± 1 years) performed two Olympic-Weightlifting sessions after ingesting either the placebo or pomegranate juice supplements. Venous blood samples were collected at rest and 3 min and 48 h after each session. Compared to the placebo condition, pomegranate juice supplementation attenuated the increase in malondialdehyde (-12.5%; p<0.01) and enhanced the enzymatic (+8.6% for catalase and +6.8% for glutathione peroxidase; p<0.05) and non-enzymatic (+12.6% for uric acid and +5.7% for total bilirubin; p<0.01) antioxidant responses shortly (3 min) after completion of the training session. Additionally, during the 48 h recovery period, pomegranate juice supplementation accelerated (p<0.05) the recovery kinetics of the malondialdehyde (5.6%) and the enzymatic antioxidant defenses compared to the placebo condition (9 to 10%). In conclusion, supplementation with pomegranate juice has the potential to attenuate oxidative stress by enhancing antioxidant responses assessed acutely and up to 48 h following an intensive weightlifting training session. Therefore, elite weightlifters might benefit from blunted oxidative stress responses following intensive weightlifting sessions, which could have implications for recovery between training sessions.

Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Exercise : CK(2795) : AC(411)
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants : CK(14410) : AC(5758)

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2020 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.