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BioSteel Supplementation and Performance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02019316
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2013 by University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Brief Summary:
BioSteel Sports Drink (BSD), a proprietary blend of branched chain amino acids, taurine, and B vitamins, has increased its popularity among professional and amateur athletes. BioSteel claims that BSD attenuates muscular and mental fatigue, and enhances recovery when consumed before and during intense exercise. To date, the efficacy of BSD on attenuating muscular and mental fatigue, and enhancing recovery during repeated bouts of intense exercise is unknown. In a blind crossover study, participants will be subjected to sprint interval exercise followed by muscular and cognitive function testing under two conditions: BSD and isoenergetic control.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fatigue Dietary Supplement: BioSteel Sports Drink Dietary Supplement: Isoenergetic Control Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Official Title: The Effect of BioSteel Sports Drink Supplementation on Muscular Fatigue, Cognitive Function, and Recovery Following Sprint Interval Exercise
Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BioSteel Sports Drink
Participants will ingest 500ml of BioSteel Sports Drink 3 times during an exercise session.
Dietary Supplement: BioSteel Sports Drink
Participants will ingest 500ml of BioSteel Sports Drink 3 times during an exercise session.
Other Name: BioSteel

Placebo Comparator: Isoenergetic Control
Participants will orally ingest 500ml of Isoenergetic Control (0.18 calories/kg body weight) 2 times separated by 60 minutes.
Dietary Supplement: Isoenergetic Control
Participants will ingest 500ml of Gatorade 3 times during an exercise session.
Other Name: Gatorade




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in Muscular Power [ Time Frame: Baseline and following each trial (1 day). ]
    Wingate test: Will be conducted using a cycle ergometer which electronically measures power (average, peak and decline). Resistance will be equal to 10% of subject body mass in kg.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in Executive Function via Modified Stroop Test [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day). ]
    Modified Stroop test- a measurement of attentional fatigue and executive function, will be scored based on error rate and mean response time (Kane & Kay, 1992).

  2. Change from baseline in anaerobic muscular power via Sitting Medicine Ball Toss [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day). ]
    Sitting medicine ball toss using a standard 4kg medicine ball. Where the ball first lands will be measured as the total distance (recorded in cm.)

  3. Change from baseline in anaerobic muscular power via Standing Long Jump [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day). ]
    Standing long jump will be conducted from a standing start with feet together. The distance from the jumping line to the individuals heels will recorded as the total distance (recorded in cm.)

  4. Change from baseline in anaerobic muscular power via Vertical Jump [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day). ]
    Vertical jump will be conducted from a standing start. Without a pre-step individual will jump as a high as possible. Measurement is to the nearest cm.

  5. Change from baseline in muscular endurance via Bench Press [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day). ]
    Bench press repetitions of 150 lbs (including the barbell) will be performed at a rate of 25 repetitions per minute.

  6. Change from baseline in speed of processing via Trail Making Test Part B [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day). ]
    Trail Making Test Part B- a measurement of visual attention and speed of processing, will be scored on total time to completion (Sanchez-Cubillo et al., 2009).

  7. Change from baseline in subjective feeling of exertion via Rating of Perceived Exertion [ Time Frame: Baseline and after each trial (1 day) ]
    Ratings of perceived exertion: Will be assessed after each sprint interval trial and at the conclusion of muscular endurance and power testing via a Borg Scale (Noble et al., 1983).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy, exercise-trained males aged 18-35 years. Participants can not have consumed BioSteel Sports Drink before. To ensure participants are highly trained, they must achieve the 2013 National Hockey League Combine average scores or better on 5 exercise tests (150 lb bench press, 8 lb sitting medicine ball toss, standing long jump, vertical jump and maximal oxygen consumption test on cycle ergometer). Women will be studied subsequently to asses andy gender differences.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have symptoms or take medication for respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, neuromuscular disease.
  • Been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment and/or learning disability
  • Injury limiting exercise ability
  • Use of any medications with side effects of dizziness, lack of motor control, or slowed reaction time
  • Use of any other dietary supplements (excluding protein powder)
  • History of concussion/head injuries
  • Have an excessive alcohol intake (>2 drinks/day)
  • Smoker

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02019316


Contacts
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Contact: Peter WR Lemon, Ph.D. 519-661-2111 ext 88139 plemon@uwo.ca
Contact: Kolten C. Abbott, B.Sc. 519-661-2111 ext 88164 kabbot3@uwo.ca

Locations
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Canada, Ontario
3M CTR - Rm 2235
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7
Sub-Investigator: Kolten C Abbott, B.Sc.         
Principal Investigator: Peter WR Lemon, Ph.D         
Sub-Investigator: Kristine Beaulieu, B.Sc.         
Sub-Investigator: Terry D Olver, M.Sc.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Peter WR Lemon, Ph.D University of Western Ontario, Canada
Study Director: Kolten C Abbott, B.Sc. University of Western Ontario, Canada

Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: University of Western Ontario, Canada
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02019316    
Other Study ID Numbers: 003
First Posted: December 24, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013
Keywords provided by University of Western Ontario, Canada:
Supplementation
Performance
Cognitive Function
Muscular Endurance
BioSteel
BCAA
Branched Chain Amino Acids
Sprint Interval Exercise
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fatigue
Signs and Symptoms