Effects Of Ginseng On Secretory IgA, Performance, And Recovery From Interval Exercise
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||Postintervention minus preintervention changes in peak power via Wingate. Mean and SEM. +0.04 ± 0.17 W·kg for G and +0.31 ± 0.17 W·kg for P for Wingate I (P > 0.05); +0.01 ± 0.13 W·kg for G and +0.32 ± 0.14 W·kg for P for Wingate II (P > 0.05); W·kg for G and +0.25 ± 0.20 W·kg for P for Wingate III (P > 0.05).
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This study looked at 38 active adults and had them consume either 400 mg of ginseng or a placebo (lactose) daily for 8 weeks. Before and after the intervention, the participants exercise performance (power output and recovery heart rate) and saliva (to measure secretory IgA (SIgA, SIgA protein ratio). Secretory IgA was measured to understand the effect that Ginseng has on immunity within mucosal membranes.