Effects of 6-Week Betaine Supplementation on Muscular Performance in Male Collegiate Athletes

Ming Ta Yang, Ho Wei Lin, Chih Yuan Chuang, Yin Chun Wang, Bo Huei Huang, Kuei Hui Chan

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 6-week betaine supplementation during a preparatory period of collegiate athletes on muscular power and strength. Sixteen male collegiate athletes received 5 g/day of betaine (betaine group, n = 9) or carboxymethyl cellulose (placebo group, n = 7) for 6 weeks. All participants engaged in their regular training during the experimental period. The overhead medicine-ball throw (OMBT), countermovement jump, and maximal strength (one repetition maximum, 1-RM) on the bench press, overhead press, half squat, and sumo dead lift by the participants were assessed before and after betaine supplementation. Blood lipids were also analyzed before and after betaine supplementation. After supplementation, there were no significant differences between betaine and placebo groups on any variables. Compared to presupplementation, the performance of OMBT and 1-RM of overhead press and half squat in the betaine group had significantly improved (p < 0.05). By contrast, no significant differences were observed in the placebo group before and after supplementation. Blood analysis revealed no negative effect on blood lipid profiles. Betaine seems to be a useful nutritional strategy to improve and maintain performance during 6-week preparatory periods in collegiate athletes.
出版狀態已發佈 - 8月 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 一般生物化學,遺傳學和分子生物學
  • 一般免疫學和微生物學
  • 一般農業與生物科學


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