Stimulatory effects of Pseudosasa japonica leaves on exercise performance

Yanghee You, Kyungmi Kim, Hojin Heo, Kwangwon Lee, Jeongmin Lee, Sangin Shim, Woojin Jun

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The performance-enhancing effects of Pseudosasa japonica were investigated in mice using an adjustable-current water pool. Compared to the control group, a 1.5-fold increase in swimming time was observed in the mouse group administered an 80% ethanol extract (PJE) of the leaves of P. japonica. The blood lactate level, an important indicator of fatigue, was significantly lower (28%, P < 0:05) in PJE group than in the control group. These results suggest that PJE possesses stimulatory effects that can enhance exercise endurance and reduce fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2532-2535
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy of Korea for financial support.


  • Antioxidants
  • Blood lactate
  • Exercise endurance capacity
  • Fatigue
  • Pseudosasa japonica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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