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Short-term effects of the Extract of Melissa Officinalis Supplements on Serum Creatine Kinase levels and extent of perceived Soreness after Aerobic exercise in a Negative Slope

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Post Graduate-Studies, Sport Physiology Group, Islamic Azad University Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 44-49, September,2 (2015)


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of downhill running short of Melissa officinalis (MO) supplementation on serum creatine kinase and the amount of perceived soreness (pain) in the male athletes. For this purpose, 20 male athletes were randomly divided into two groups of 10 (supplement and placebo). Level of total serum creatine kinase, level of understanding thigh bruising and swelling in the ground state before and after the supplementation was measured. After collecting the data, ANOVA for repeated evaluation of time series and the Bonferroni post hoc test was significant, and t-test was used to evaluate difference between-groups. Meaningful level p>0.05 has been used. The findings of the study were that total serum creatine kinase levels were increased less in the supplement group than placebo. The amount of perceived soreness was lower in the supplement group, although the difference between groups was observed in the swelling of the thigh. But in both groups compared to the ground state of the thigh was swollen. Generally, it is concluded that the herbal supplement can affect on reduce swelling, bruising, elevated serum creatine kinase levels and perception of fatigue.


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