Table 2

Capsule compliance, quality of life (SF-12) and graded exercise test (GXT) time to exhaustion data of men (A) and women (B) before and following three weeks of supplementation with Ambrotose AO® at a dosage of 4 capsules per day and placebo (cross-over design with a three week washout between conditions).

A


Variable

Trained Men Ambrotose AO® Pre

Trained Men Ambrotose AO® Post

Trained Men Placebo Pre

Trained Men Placebo Post

Untrained Men Ambrotose AO® Pre

Untrained Men Ambrotose AO® Post

Untrained Men Placebo Pre

Untrained Men Placebo Post


% Capsule Compliance†

NA

91.9 ± 5.5

NA

98.6 ± 1.1

NA

88.6 ± 5.5

NA

89.8 ± 7.0

Physical Health†

55.4 ± 2.5

56.7 ± 1.1

57.9 ± 1.2

56.9 ± 0.8

51.2 ± 4.6

48.4 ± 3.5

54.0 ± 1.2

55.0 ± 1.6

Mental Health**

55.3 ± 1.7

54.7 ± 2.3

55.1 ± 2.7

55.1 ± 1.9

48.5 ± 6.5

52.4 ± 5.3

49.2 ± 3.8

49.4 ± 3.6

Exercise Time (sec)†*

NA

1252 ± 45

NA

1275 ± 47

NA

956 ± 65

NA

989 ± 88


B


Variable

Trained Women Ambrotose AO® Pre

Trained Women Ambrotose AO® Post

Trained Women Placebo Pre

Trained Women Placebo Post

Untrained Women Ambrotose AO® Pre

Untrained Women Ambrotose AO® Post

Untrained Women Placebo Pre

Untrained Women Placebo Post


% Capsule Compliance†

NA

96.3 ± 1.3

NA

93.2 ± 2.6

NA

82.5 ± 8.7

NA

89.8 ± 5.5

Physical Health†

56.6 ± 1.0

55.3 ± 1.8

57.9 ± 1.7

56.3 ± 2.3

54.7 ± 1.3

54.7 ± 2.1

54.2 ± 2.4

53.7 ± 1.6

Mental Health**

50.3 ± 2.6

49.9 ± 2.5

49.7 ± 3.0

51.6 ± 3.0

54.0 ± 2.2

53.2 ± 3.8

51.4 ± 2.1

53.7 ± 1.5

Exercise Time (sec)†*

NA

1062 ± 59

NA

1064 ± 66

NA

839 ± 80

NA

853 ± 76


Values are mean ± SEM.

† Training status effect: Capsule Compliance (p = 0.04); Physical Health (p = 0.0008); Exercise Time (p < 0.0001)

* Sex effect: Exercise Time (p = 0.001)

** Sex × training status effect: Mental Health (p = 0.02)

No other statistically significant differences were noted (p > 0.05).

Bloomer et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:49   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-49

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