Catechins

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CATECHINS REDUCE INDICATORS OF MUSCLE DAMAGE DURING EXERCISE

Eichenberger P, Colombani PC, Mettler S. (2009) Effects of 3-week consumption of green tea extracts on whole-body metabolism during cycling exercise in endurance-trained men. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2009 Jan;79(1):24-33.

PURPOSE: To examine the effects of a three-week supplementation with green tea catechins on human energy metabolism during submaximal cycling exercise. 

METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind crossover setting, ten healthy endurance-trained men exercised for 2 hours at 50 % W(max) before and after three weeks of placebo or green tea catechins supplementation (GTE containing about 160 mg per day total catechins). The green tea catechins supplementation significantly lowered plasma creatine kinase concentration at rest and during exercise (p = 0.039), indicating reduced muscle damage during exercise. 

CONCLUSION: Catechins significantly decrease muscle damage during exercise as shown by a reduction in serum creatine kinase levels.

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