Additional effects of taurine on the benefits of BCAA intake for the delayed-onset muscle soreness and muscle damage induced by high-intensity eccentric exercise

Song Gyu Ra, Teruo Miyazaki, Keisuke Ishikura, Hisashi Nagayama, Takafumi Suzuki, Seiji Maeda, Masaharu Ito, Yasushi Matsuzaki, Hajime Ohmori

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Abstract

Taurine (TAU) has a lot of the biological, physiological, and pharmocological functions including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative stress. Although previous studies have appreciated the effectiveness of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) on the delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), consistent finding has not still convinced. The aim of this study was to examine the additional effect of TAU with BCAA on the DOMS and muscle damages after eccentric exercise. Thirty-six untrained male volunteers were equally divided into four groups, and ingested a combination with 2.0 g TAU (or placebo) and 3.2 g BCAA (or placebo), thrice a day, 2 weeks prior to and 4 days after elbowflexion eccentric exercise. Following the period after eccentric exercise, the physiological and blood biochemical markers for DOMS and muscle damage showed improvement in the combination of TAU and BCAA supplementation rather than in the single or placebo supplementations. In conclusion, additional supplement of TAU with BCAA would be a useful way to attenuate DOMS and muscle damages induced by high-intensity exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTaurine 8
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Nutrition and Metabolism, Protective Role, and Role in Reproduction, Development, and Differentiation
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages179-187
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781461460923
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume776
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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