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Amin B, Karimi M. The Effect of Glutamine and Glucose Supplementation on Maximal Aerobic Power and Hemoglobin Concentration in Athlete Young Girls. Ann Appl Sport Sci 2017; 5 (1) :25-30
1- Department of physical education and sport science, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran ,
2- Faculty of sciences, Qom University of Technology, Qom, Iran
Abstract:   (6911 Views)

Background. Maximal Aerobic Power is related to many quantities and qualities such as supplements.

Objectives. The purpose of the present study was to describe the effect of short-term supplementation of glutamine and glucose on hemoglobin and maximum aerobic power in female athletes.

Methods. In this quasi-experimental study, 40 female athletes (age 21.9±2.6 years, height 161.8±5.1 cm, weight 57.8±6.3 kg, BMI 21.9±1.5 kg/m2) volunteered to participate in the present study. Before intervention, the participants were divided randomly into four equal groups (each group=10); placebo, glutamine supplement (0.3 g/kg body weight), glucose supplement (1.0 g/kg body weight) and glutamine-glucose combination supplement. VO2max measured using Bruce protocol and also, hemoglobin concentrations were measured via blood sampling at 12h fasting state. The experimental groups did two-week supplementation accompanied with moderate intensity aerobic exercise, three sessions per week and (45-60) minutes per session. At the end of period of supplementation VO2max and hemoglobin values were measured again.

Results. Short-term supplementation of glutamine (P=0.0001), glucose (P=0.0001) and glutamine-glucose (P=0.0001) improved significantly VO2max values. Also, hemoglobin levels increased significantly in glutamine (P=0.012) and glutamine-glucose (P=0.0001) groups.

Conclusion. It seems that short-term supplementation of glutamine, glucose and glutamine-glucose may lead to improvement in aerobic performance in young female athletes.

Keywords: Supplementation, Glutamine, Glucose, Aerobic Power, Athlete Girls



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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Physiology and its related branches
Received: 2016/08/11 | Accepted: 2016/09/18

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