The effect of ginseng supplement on heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure to resistance training in trained males
Objectives: Ginseng Panax has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine as source of health and stamina. We want to examine the affect of ginseng supplement on heart rate, systolic; blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure in trained athletes at rest, during and after resistance; training. Methods: Twenty four athletes entered this protocol. Subjects (age 23.96 AE 1.82; weight 84.5 AE 9.86; height 175.37 AE 5.36) divided randomly in 2 groups: ginseng group (n Z 12) and placebo group (n Z
... lacebo group (n Z 12). Each of them received 2 capsules of ginseng for 4 weeks. Before intervention, heart rate, systolic and diastolic Blood Pressure at rest, immediately after exercise, 15, 30, 45, and; 60 min after exercise were measured. They performed training program while taking; ginseng for 4 weeks and again heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurement at; those time points which was mentioned above were taken. Results: The analysis of SPSS showed that heart rate and diastolic blood pressure in ginseng; group only at time test were significantly different from placebo group and systolic blood pressure at rest time, test time and 60-minute after exercise increased significantly differ between ginseng and placebo group (p 0.05) and other time points exception of these times that mentioned above were not significantly different (P > 0.05). Conclusions: We conclude that ginseng complement help improve blood circulation during exercise, it decreases peripheral vascular resistance, and help oxygen delivery to actively Abbreviations: SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; TRE, time rest; TTE, time test; T15, 15 minutes; T30, 30 minutes; T45, 45 min; T60, 60 min after exercise; HR, heart rate.