Effective microorganism – X attenuates circulating superoxide dismutase following an acute bout of intermittent running in hot, humid conditions

L. Taylor, Ben J. Lee, O. R. Gibson, A. W. Midgley, P. Watt, A. Mauger, P. Castle

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Abstract

This study determined the effectiveness of antioxidant supplementation on high-intensity exercise-heat stress. Six males completed a high-intensity running protocol twice in temperate conditions (TEMP; 20.4°C), and twice in hot conditions (HOT; 34.7°C). Trials were completed following7 days supplementation with 70 ml·day−1 effective microorganism-X (EM-X; TEMPEMX or HOTEMX) or placebo (TEMPPLA or HOTPLA). Plasma extracellular Hsp72 (eHsp72) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were measured by ELISA. eHsp72 and SOD increased pre-post exercise (p <0.001), with greater eHsp72 (p <0.001) increases observed in HOT (+1.5 ng·ml−1) compared to TEMP (+0.8 ng·ml−1). EM-X did not influence eHsp72 (p > 0.05). Greater (p <0.001) SOD increases were observed in HOT (+0.22 U·ml−1) versus TEMP (+0.10 U·ml−1) with SOD reduced in HOTEMX versus HOTPLA (p = 0.001). Physiological and perceptual responses were all greater (p <0.001) in HOT versus TEMP conditions, with no difference followed EM-X (p > 0.05). EM-X supplementation attenuated the SOD increases following HOT, potentiating its application as an ergogenic aid to ameliorate oxidative stress.
Original languageEnglish
JournalResearch in Sports Medicine: An International Journal
Volume24
Issue number2
Early online date31 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • heat shock proteins (HSP)
  • oxidative stress
  • redox balance
  • repeated sprint
  • exercise
  • HIT
  • human

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