Spirulina Supplementation During Gradual Weight Loss In Competitive Wrestlers
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In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 40 competitive wrestlers undergoing a gradual weight loss strategy took 3 g of spirulina or placebo for 12 days.
There was a greater reduction in body fat percentage and fat mass in the spirulina group, but not body mass or skeletal muscle mass. In addition, there was less of a decline in follistatin and IGF-1, and a greater decline in myostatin, ALT, and AST.