Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Effects of the supplement ASEA on cardiovascular endurance.

Presenter Information

Kyle ShegrudFollow

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2016

College

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department

Faculty Mentor

Dale Wagner

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

For healthy body function, the intricate systems of the human body need to communicate with one another. The takes place on the cellular level with redox signaling molecules. Redox signaling molecules are proteins created by the mitochondria of every cell in the human body. These molecules act as transports for the cells to carry signals from cell to cell and system to system. With age, mitochondria cannot produce these molecules as easily as they did before. The company ASEA has developed a solution that can replenish these molecules. ASEA claims that their product can help reduce aging, increase energy levels, and help maintain energy levels on a long term basis. They also claim that the ASEA redox supplement improves maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) by 3% and ventilatory threshold (VT) by 12% in aerobically trained athletes. The purpose of this experiment was to attempt to verify ASEA’s claim that their product, ASEA Redox Supplement, can actually increase cardiovascular endurance. Eleven aerobically-trained participants (males and females) completed a baseline VO2max test. The group was then be split in half, with 6 receiving the ASEA supplement and the other 6 receiving a placebo for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks of taking either the supplement or placebo, a second VO2max test will be completed. All participants then went through a 1 week washout period (no supplement or placebo). After the washout, participants were given the opposite treatment for 2 weeks and retested again. Thus, all participants received both the placebo and the treatment, and each will have completed 3 VO2max tests (baseline, placebo, and ASEA supplement). A one-way repeated measures ANOVA statistical test was be used to determine if there is a significant difference in VO2max and VT across the 3 trials. This study will help to determine the efficacy of the ASEA redox supplement for improving aerobic exercise and performance.

Location

North Atrium

Start Date

4-13-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

4-13-2017 11:45 AM

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Effects of the supplement ASEA on cardiovascular endurance.

North Atrium

For healthy body function, the intricate systems of the human body need to communicate with one another. The takes place on the cellular level with redox signaling molecules. Redox signaling molecules are proteins created by the mitochondria of every cell in the human body. These molecules act as transports for the cells to carry signals from cell to cell and system to system. With age, mitochondria cannot produce these molecules as easily as they did before. The company ASEA has developed a solution that can replenish these molecules. ASEA claims that their product can help reduce aging, increase energy levels, and help maintain energy levels on a long term basis. They also claim that the ASEA redox supplement improves maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) by 3% and ventilatory threshold (VT) by 12% in aerobically trained athletes. The purpose of this experiment was to attempt to verify ASEA’s claim that their product, ASEA Redox Supplement, can actually increase cardiovascular endurance. Eleven aerobically-trained participants (males and females) completed a baseline VO2max test. The group was then be split in half, with 6 receiving the ASEA supplement and the other 6 receiving a placebo for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks of taking either the supplement or placebo, a second VO2max test will be completed. All participants then went through a 1 week washout period (no supplement or placebo). After the washout, participants were given the opposite treatment for 2 weeks and retested again. Thus, all participants received both the placebo and the treatment, and each will have completed 3 VO2max tests (baseline, placebo, and ASEA supplement). A one-way repeated measures ANOVA statistical test was be used to determine if there is a significant difference in VO2max and VT across the 3 trials. This study will help to determine the efficacy of the ASEA redox supplement for improving aerobic exercise and performance.