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The Effects of Six Weeks Ingestion of Watermelon Juice on Nitric Oxide in Elite Female Taekwondo
Parvin Aghabeigi1 , Mohammad Azizi * 2, Worya Tahmasebi1 , Parviz Bashiri1
1- razi university
2- razi university , azizimihammad@gmail.com
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of six weeks watermelon juice on nitric oxide and exercise performance in elite female taekwondo.
Materials and Methods
In this clinical trial study, Twenty five elite female taekwondo players who had a training experience of more than five years and at least three national voluntarily participated in this study and randomly assigned to blind placebo in two groups of supplementation (n=15) and placebo (n=10). Subjects received 500 ml of watermelon juice or placebo about one hour before the taekwondo training sessions for six weeks. The blood sampels were taken in two stages: before and after 6 weeks of supplementation. Data were analyzed using dependent and independent t-test (p≤0.05).
In the supplement group, levels of nitric oxide, maximal oxygen consumption increased significantly .Also, there was a significant decrease in muscle sorenees 24 and 48 hours after exercise in the supplement group compared to placebo (p≤0.05).
According to the results, watermelon juice will help faster recovey and reduce muscle soreness after 24 and 48 hours follow exercise. Overall watermelon juice can be used as a natural and healthy drink to improve athlete performance.
Keywords: : L-Citrulline, Watermelon juice, Blood Nitric Oxide, Muscle Sorenees, Elite Female Taekwondo athlete
Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2019/09/2 | Revised: 2020/04/20 | Accepted: 2020/05/19 | ePublished ahead of print: 2020/06/17 | Published: 2020/05/30 | ePublished: 2020/05/30
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