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The Effects of 6 weeks of Cissus Quadrangularis Supplementation and High Intensity Exercise Training: 2909 Board #192 June 1 330 PM - 500 PM

Noreen, Eric, E.; Turet, Jaclyn; Mallozzi, Daniel

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 2018 - Volume 50 - Issue 5S - p 719
doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000538369.42986.db
F-60 Free Communication/Poster - Ergogenic Aids IV - Food, Herbal Supplements and Performance Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Room: CC-Hall B

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.

(No relevant relationships reported)

Previous studies have shown that supplementation with Cissus Quadrangularis (CQ) can positively alter body composition in sedentary adults. However, it is unknown if this same effect is observed in active adults.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 6 wks of supplementation with CQ on body composition and exercise performance in healthy adults enrolled in a crossfit class.

METHODS: A total of 18 adults (9 males, 9 females, 40.2+8.3 y; mean+SD) completed this study. All subjects had been enrolled in crossfit classes prior to the study. Baseline body composition was assessed by whole body densitometry using air displacement plethysmogrophy, and exercise performance was assessed using a time to completion 1000 m rowing test and a 3 repetition max for the standing press and back squat. Following baseline testing, subjects were randomly assigned in a double-blind manner into one of two groups: 3.2 g/d of CQ; or 3.2 g/d of a maltodextrin placebo (PL). Subjects consumed half of the daily dose in the morning and half in the evening on an empty stomach. All testing was repeated following 6 wks of treatment. Pre to post differences were analyzed using a treatment by time repeated measures ANOVA.

RESULTS: After 6 wks of treatment, there were no significant differences observed between the CQ or PL group for change in body weight (CQ= -0.2+0.8 kg, PL= -0.07+1.5 kg, p=0.77), fat mass (CQ= -1.1+0.7 kg, PL= -1.0+1.9 kg, p=0.96), fat free mass (CQ= +0.8+0.7 kg, PL= +0.7+1.5 kg, p=0.89), body fat % (CQ= -1.2+0.7 % body fat, PL= -1.1+1.9 % body fat, p=0.94), 3 rep max back squats (CQ= +16.7+11.5 lbs, PL= +16.7+13.2 lbs, p=1.0), 3 rep standing press (CQ=+8.3+6.1 lbs, PL= +3.30+5.6 lbs, p=0.08), or 1000 m rowing test (CQ= -3.0+6.0s, PL= -3.9+9.3s, p=0.81).

CONCLUSION: Compared to the placebo, 6wk of supplementation with CQ did not alter the body composition or exercise performance adaptations to crossfit training in experienced crossfitters.

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