Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial

@article{Wankhede2015ExaminingTE,
  title={Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={S. Wankhede and D. Langade and K. Joshi and Shymal R Sinha and S. Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={12}
}
BackgroundWithania somnifera (ashwagandha) is a prominent herb in Ayurveda. [...] Key Method Following baseline measurements, both groups of subjects underwent resistance training for 8 weeks and measurements were repeated at the end of week 8. The primary efficacy measure was muscle strength. The secondary efficacy measures were muscle size, body composition, serum testosterone levels and muscle recovery. Muscle strength was evaluated using the 1-RM load for the bench press and leg extension exercises.Expand
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