Nutritional Sciences University of Toronto: High Performance Athletes Needed For Study

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Testing the effect of omega-3 supplementation on neuromuscular function and performance.

All muscles in the body are controlled by nerve function. Muscle contractions and therefore performance or fatigue is regulated by nerves. Currently there are no supplements that have been shown to improve nerve function and therefore athletic performance. To date, only one study has examined omega-3 supplementation and muscle function during training and some measures increased by as much as 50% as a result of omega-3 supplementation.

This study is testing the effect of short term (21 days) omega-3 supplementation on performance measures in male high performance athletes (i.e. training >12h/wk and competing at a national/international level). The testing protocol is tiring but would only replace a days workout and all supplements are provided. Furthermore, athletes are required to continue their regular training throughout the 21 days of supplementation.

The study requires three visits to the lab - one for familiarization (body composition, 10RM squat determination, VO2max and baseline neuromuscular test) and two for performance testing - each will take approximately 2 hours. Our lab is in the U of T athletic centre (55 Harbord St.).

Study Recruitment Flyer

If interested or for more info, please contact Evan Lewis (evan.lewis@utoronto.ca) or 416.804.6048

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