Antioxidants did not prevent muscle damage in response to an ultramarathon run.

@article{Mastaloudis2006AntioxidantsDN,
  title={Antioxidants did not prevent muscle damage in response to an ultramarathon run.},
  author={Angela Mastaloudis and Maret G Traber and Kristen Carstensen and Jeffrey J Widrick},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={72-80}
}
PURPOSE This study was conducted to determine if 6 wk of supplementation with vitamins E and C could alleviate exercise-induced muscle damage. We studied 22 runners during a 50-km ultramarathon. METHODS Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups: (a) placebos (PL) or (b) antioxidants (AO) (1000 mg vitamin C and 300 mg RRR-alpha-tocopheryl acetate). Blood samples were obtained before supplementation (baseline), 24 h pre-, 12 h pre-, and 1 h prerace; midrace, postrace, 2 h postrace… CONTINUE READING
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