Studies related to Sprint Performance and Spirulina

Spirulina Platensis Provides A Small Advantage In Vertical Jump And Sprint Performance But Does Not Improve Elite Rugby Players' Body Composition

Effect Increase
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 22
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 22 elite male rugby players took 5.7 g of spirulina platensis or placebo for 7 weeks.

There weren't any statistically significant differences in fat mass or other anthropometric parameters between groups. There also weren't differences in concentric or eccentric peak torgue or power from knee extensors or flexors.

There was a greater improvement in squat jump height but not countermovement jump in the spirulina group. There was a greater improvement in 10 and 30-meter sprinting speed as well.