Navigation Links
Watermelon juice relieves post-exercise muscle soreness
Date:8/14/2013

Watermelon juice's reputation among athletes is getting scientific support in a new study, which found that juice from the summer favorite fruit can relieve post-exercise muscle soreness. The report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry attributes watermelon's effects to the amino acid L-citrulline.

Encarna Aguayo and colleagues cite past research on watermelon juice's antioxidant properties and its potential to increase muscle protein and enhance athletic performance. But scientists had yet to explore the effectiveness of watermelon juice drinks enriched in L-citrulline. Aguayo's team set out to fill that gap in knowledge.

They tested natural watermelon juice, watermelon juice enriched in L-citrulline and a control drink containing no L-citrulline on volunteers an hour before exercise. Both the natural juice and the enriched juice relieved muscle soreness in the volunteers. L-citrulline in the natural juice (unpasteurized), however, seemed to be more bioavailable in a form the body could better use, the study found.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Genome decoded: Scientists find clues to more disease-resistant watermelons
2. Detection of apple juices and cereals which exceed permitted levels of mycotoxins
3. Athletes need to be careful to monitor diet, weight to maintain muscle mass
4. Zebrafish help identify mutant gene in rare muscle disease
5. Lift weights to lower blood sugar? White muscle helps keep blood glucose levels under control
6. Measuring ultrasound for better treatment of muscle injuries
7. Riding the exosome shuttle from neuron to muscle
8. U of M researchers utilize genetically corrected stem cells to spark muscle regeneration
9. Beef Up: Middle-aged men may need more to maintain muscle mass
10. Which nutritional factors help preserve muscle mass, strength and performance in seniors?
11. Study offers new insights into the mechanics of muscle fatigue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/30/2016)... Poland , Nov. 30, 2016 Not many of us realize that ... aspects of recovery so we need to do it well. Inadequate sleep levels have ... high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. Maybe now is the ... present that could help them to manage their sleep quality? ... ...
(Date:11/29/2016)... 29, 2016 BioDirection, a privately held medical ... the objective detection of concussion and other traumatic brain ... completed a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug ... Pre-Submission Package. During the meeting company representatives reviewed plans ... precursor to commencement of a planned pilot trial. ...
(Date:11/29/2016)... CANNES, France , November 29, 2016 Nearly ... Continue Reading ... ... System is part of an efficient Identity Management. (PRNewsFoto/DERMALOG Identification Systems) ... DERMALOG is Germany's largest Multi-Biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... - OncoQuest Inc. ("OncoQuest"), a biopharmaceutical company focused ... for the treatment of cancer, today announced that ... Program with Cytovance Biologics ( Oklahoma City, ... product. Supported by recent positive interim clinical results ... cancer patients, OncoQuest has engaged Cytovance to establish ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016  Vyriad Inc. announced today the appointment of ... of Directors. "We are delighted to welcome ... and develop our oncolytic viruses as the next generation ... Russell , MD, PhD, CEO of Vyriad. "Al and ... and passion for making a difference for cancer patients—their ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Cambrian ... for industrial facilities, today announced that one of the nation’s fastest growing craft ... novel water-energy purchase agreement (WEPA). Under the WEPA, a first for the industrial ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) recognizes wellness ... Arnica montana ) through ABC,s Adopt-an-Herb program. This ... database, a comprehensive, interactive online tool that provides ... on the uses and health effects of more ... wellness company with healing arts centers, skin and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: