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23.12.2020


Schisandra chinensis increases muscle strength by 8 percent

Schisandra chinensis increases muscle strength by 8 percent
You do not work out with weights, but you do take one gram of Schisandra chinensis extract every day. According to a study by Dong-A University in South Korea, your muscle strength has increased by 7.7 percent within 12 weeks.

Study
The researchers divided 45 healthy women aged 55-78 into 2 groups. The researchers gave half of their subjects a total of one gram of Schisandra chinensis extract every day for 12 weeks. This dose was in 4 capsules. The subjects divided this into two intakes every day. The other half received capsules without active substances during that period.

Before and after the supplementation period, the researchers determined the strength that the women could develop on a leg extension machine.

Results
Supplementation increased muscle strength by 7.7 percent.


Schisandra chinensis increases muscle strength by 8 percent


Schisandra chinensis increases muscle strength by 8 percent



The researchers saw nothing happening in the women's blood, except that the concentration of lactic acid decreased slightly.

Conclusion
"Our results illustrate the potential of Schisandra chinensis extract supplementation in the prevention of declining muscle strength", the researchers write. "Further studies are required to cement this link and investigate whether this influences physical performance."

Source:
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 4;17(7):2475.

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Study: supplementation with schisandra maintains your muscle mass as you age 03.12.2019
Fructus Schisandrae inhibits muscle atrophy almost as well as oxymetholone 08.07.2015

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