Research Study Examining the Effect of Beet Root Juice on Muscle and Exercise Function

IRB/UVA Tracking #
21983
Principal Investigator
Jason Allen
Contact
Austin Hogwood
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Official Trial Title
Inorganic Nitrate: Sex Differences in Muscle Contractile Function and Efficiency
Study Description

The UVA Applied Metabolism and Physiology Lab (Kinesiology) seeks healthy recreationally active adults (18 – 34 years old) for a research study. The purpose of the study is investigating the effect of concentrated beet root juice on muscle contractions and exercise efficiency in males and females, and how the menstrual cycle may impact outcomes.

This study involves Strenuous exercise on a cycle ergometer (indoor bicycle) and strenuous exercise on a Biodex (leg curl machine able to measure power), taking a concentrate beet root juice (less than 5 tablespoons twice a day) for 5 days and a non-active version of the exact same beet root juice. Blood draws will be required only for experimental visits. Female subjects will be required to visit the laboratory on 10 different occasions. Male subjects will be required to visit the laboratory on 6 different occasions.

Compensation

Female subjects will be paid $150 for completing this study. Male subjects will be paid $100 for completing this study.