Catechins Might Be Anti-Catabolic

Catechins Might Be Anti-Catabolic Active adults with a certain level of supplement smarts count on Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) for cardio day anti-catabolic support to protect against excessive muscle breakdown. Now a story published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise suggests that long-term catechin intake might work in a similar way.

Researchers coaxed lab mice fed a 0.5% catechin solution for 3 weeks to engage in endurance runs ranging from 5 to 130 minutes. They also had unsupplemented mice participate in this wheel-running challenge. Supplemented subjects recovered much faster from exercise. Blood tests showed they had lower levels of muscle damage.

True Strength Moment: Catechins are found in green tea, and researchers believe their antioxidant properties might be working to suppress post-workout oxidative stress and inflammation. If you use an energy formula made with green tea extract, some level of anti-catabolic support might be in the mix.
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