The effect of short-term garlic extract supplementation on some serum immunoglobulins after a session of intense exercise in young karate workers
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1deprtment of sport science,university of qom,qom,iran
2dePartment of sPort science , university of Qom ,Qom,iran
Abstract
the aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term effects of garlic extract supplementation on some serum immunoglobulins after a session of intense exercise in karate workers. METHODS: Eighteen young men (with a mean age of 20/38±4/46, height 178/05±6/58cm, BMI 22/72±2/99 kg/m2, weight 71/34±11/45 kg) volunteered to participate in this semi-experimented. They were randomly placed into two homogeneous groups: experimental(garlic extract, daily 400mg, two times a day, for 14 days) and placebo(amylum cap.400mg). Participants performed GXT (Graduate Exercise Test) after supplementation period. Blood samples were collected before, after supplementation and immediately after intensive exercise test. Serum levels of IgA, IgM and IgG assessed by nephelometer-based separate kits. In order to analyze the data, repeated measures ANOVA and Bonferroni post hoc test and independent T-test were used for intergroup evaluation or α = 0.05 level.Results: The results showed that in the experimental group from pre-test to mid-test, the concentration of immunoglobulins (A, M, G) increased, and in the post-test phase, the decrease of immunoglobulin concentration in the experimental group was lower than in the control group but in the control group. Comparison of groups did not show any significant difference (P> 0.05).in fact immunoglobulins (A, M, G) increased from pretest to mid test in the experimental group, although this increase was not statistically significant. M, G) In both groups, the reduction was lower in the experimental group than in the control group, and the immunoglobulins (A, M, G) in the experimental group were significantly higher than the control group.CONCLUSION: using garlic extract supplementation for a period of time promoted serum Immunoglobulins of karate athletes. However it was not significant statistically. The findings from this study suggest that increasing dosage of garlic supplementation and consumption period could possibly enhance immune system that cause to decrease the risk of immune system diseases.
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