Effects of astaxanthin supplementation on exercise-induced fatigue in mice.

  title={Effects of astaxanthin supplementation on exercise-induced fatigue in mice.},
  author={Mayumi Ikeuchi and Tomoyuki Koyama and Jiro Takahashi and Kazunaga Yazawa},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  volume={29 10},
The present study was designed to determine the effect of astaxanthin on endurance capacity in male mice aged 4 weeks. Mice were given orally either vehicle or astaxanthin (1.2, 6, or 30 mg/kg body weight) by stomach intubation for 5 weeks. The astaxanthin group showed a significant increase in swimming time to exhaustion as compared to the control group. Blood lactate concentration in the astaxanthin groups was significantly lower than in the control group. In the control group, plasma non… CONTINUE READING
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