Cordyceps sinensis- and Rhodiola rosea-Based Supplementation in Male Cyclists and Its Effect on Muscle Tissue Oxygen Saturation

S N Colson, F B Wyatt, D L Johnston, L D Autrey, Y L Fitzgerald, Conrad P Earnest

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Colson, S.N., F.B. Wyatt, D.L. Johnston, L.D. Autrey, Y.L. FitzGerald, and C.P. Earnest. Cordyceps sinensis- and Rhodiola rosea-based supplementation in male cyclists and its effect on muscle tissue oxygen saturation J. Strength Cond. Res. 19(2):358-363. 2005.-Cordyceps sinensis (Cs) and Rhodiola rosea (Rr) are herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a multitude of ailments as well as to enhance performance. The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of a formula containing Cs and Rr (Cs-Rr) on circulatory dynamics, specifically muscle tissue oxygen saturation (Sto(2)), in male subjects during maximal exercise. This study followed a double blind, randomized, placebo-treatment, pre-post test design. Capsules were administered to 8 subjects who were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. The treatment group received Cs-Rr, and the control group received a placebo. All subjects performed 2 exercise stress tests to volitional fatigue on a cycle load ergometer. There were no significant (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-363
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Colson, S. N., Wyatt, F. B., Johnston, D. L., Autrey, L. D., Fitzgerald, Y. L., & Earnest, C. P. (2005). Cordyceps sinensis- and Rhodiola rosea-Based Supplementation in Male Cyclists and Its Effect on Muscle Tissue Oxygen Saturation. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(2), 358-363.