Studies related to Myostatin and Spirulina

Spirulina Supplementation During Gradual Weight Loss In Competitive Wrestlers

Effect Decrease
Values Figure 3
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-2 Weeks
Number of Subjects 40
Sex Male
Body Types Trained
Notes for this study:
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.