OKLAHOMA CITY, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted through Oklahoma State University finds that IgY Max Performance® reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by mediating the inflammatory response so muscles can recover more quickly after acute bouts of exercise. The findings were presented June 4th, 2016 at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
You've probably heard the saying no pain, no gain, but there may be more truth in no pain, just gain. When muscle fibers are torn, the damaged muscle elevates secretion of the enzyme creatine kinase (CK), triggering an inflammatory response that results in the post-workout pain known as DOMS. While many athletes associate soreness with a successful workout, widespread inflammation can not only cause debilitating soreness, but can also be harmful for long-term vascular health. Previous studies have attempted to reduce CK secretion and muscle soreness by pre-ingestion of anti-inflammatory supplements such as ginger, curcumin, and amino acids.
When active college-aged subjects at Oklahoma State University were given the egg-based immunoglobulin supplement IgY Max Performance® for two weeks prior to a session of intense exercise, a blood sample yielded significantly (p<0.05) lower post-exercise serum CK levels compared to the placebo group, suggesting IgY helped reduce inflammation. While the placebo group experienced a 182.0% pre-to-post gain in serum CK, the IgY group increased only approximately half that amount (93.4%). Additionally, subjects in the IgY group perceived lower levels of soreness.
In an earlier study conducted by Scheett et al. at the College of Charleston, supplementation of IgY Max Performance® increased upper body muscular endurance, and participants reported significantly less soreness 24 hours following exercise.
These results reveal that IgY Max Performance® reduces post-workout inflammation by reducing cytokine production via cytokine inhibitory factor (CIF) and attenuates the effects of DOMS to reduce recovery time.
The new study suggests that by supplementing with IgY Max Performance® before exercise, athletes may be able to train at a higher intensity with less time between gym visits, presenting a viable competitive advantage. Made from whole egg protein powder, IgY Max Performance® does not contain hormones or antibiotics. For purchase inquiries and more information, visit www.igyperformance.com.