Stimulatory Effects of Pseudosasa japonica Leaves on Exercise Performance
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The performance-enhancing effects of <I>Pseudosasa japonica</I> were investigated in mice using an adjustable-current water pool. Compared to the control group, a 1.5-fold increase in swimming time was observed in the mouse group administered an 80% ethanol extract (PJE) of the leaves of <I>P. japonica</I>. The blood lactate level, an important indicator of fatigue, was significantly lower (28%, <I>P</I><0.05) in PJE group than in the control group. These results suggest that PJE possesses stimulatory effects that can enhance exercise endurance and reduce fatigue.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(10), 2532-2535, 2006-10-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry