Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Terrapin or Snake Extract on Exercise Performance in Rats

용봉탕 또는 사탕(蛇湯) 보충식이가 횐쥐의 지구력 운동 수행능력에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 2005.04.30

Abstract

Effect of terrapin or snake extract on forced-swimming capacity and related biochemical parameters of SD rats was evaluated. Treatment groups were fed diet supplemented with 5% terrapin extract or 1% snake extract for 4 weeks. After adaptation for 1 week, each group was divided into two subgroups: one group swam for 90 min (90-min subgroups), and the other swam until exhaustion (all-out subgroups). No significant difference was observed in swimming time until exhaustion among the groups. After swimming for 90 min, contents of fatigue factors of serum such as lactate, inorganic phosphate, creatine kinase, and ammonia were not significantly different (p < 0.05) between control and treatment groups, including all-out subgroups, except for lactate concentration. These results indicated that terrapin or snake extract had little effect on forced-swimming capacity of rats.

Keywords

rat;terrapin;snake;swimming capacity;endurance exercise performance

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