Effect of Aloe vera on some indicators of cell damage after a period of aerobic exercise in male athletes

Barati, A.H. and Fazeli, F. and Lotfipour, M. (2015) Effect of Aloe vera on some indicators of cell damage after a period of aerobic exercise in male athletes. Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology, 4.

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Abstract

<p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Aloe vera is a medicinal plant with antioxidant activity. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Aloe vera on some indicators of cell damage after a period of aerobic exercise in male athletes of 15-18 years old. </p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>In this clinical trial study, 20 male students with average weight of 64.85 &plusmn; 51 and height of 172.05 &plusmn; 6.4 were randomly assigned to 2 groups of Aloe vera supplement (n = 10) and placebo (n = 10). Then aerobic training was conducted for 4 weeks. The supplemented group took 3 capsules, each capsule contains 2 g of dried Aloe vera and placebo group took 3 capsules/day containing dextran after every meal. To determine the index of cell injury markers creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and reactive protein C (CRP) were determined and blood samples were collected 24 hours before and after each test. The data were analyzed using ANOVA and independent t test. Significance level was considered as P &le; .05. </p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The use of Aloe vera during aerobic exercise significantly reduced LDH (P = .006) in the supplement group (15 reduction) compared to placebo group and CRP with 11 reduction in the supplement group compared to placebo (P = .008). There was no significant reduction in CK.</p> <p> <strong>Conclusion: </strong>The findings of this study showed that Aloe vera reduces cell damage and inflammation indicators. This result may reflect the role of Aloe vera as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent.</p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aloe vera,Index of cellular damage,Antioxidant,Boys,Athletic
Subjects: WA Public Health
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Herbmed Pharmacology
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2017 07:18
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 03:01
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4775

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