Clinical Trial

Herbal Supplements on Endurance Exercise Performance

Study Description

Effects of Herbal Supplements on Endurance Exercise Performance

Cordyceps and Rhodiola are two common herbal supplements marketed and consumed as adaptogens to athletes with regard to enhanced performance. The effects of these supplements has been well studied in animals but whether or not the same effects translate to humans is still unclear. Thus, the primary purpose of this study is to determine whether combined supplementation of Rhodiola and Cordyceps, compared to Rhodiola alone and placebo, will demonstrate a greater improvement in oxygen consumption (ie. VO2 max).

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Dietary Supplement - Placebo of calcium

Ingestion of 250 mg of calcium

Dietary Supplement - Rhodiola

Ingestion of 250 mg of Rhodiola

Dietary Supplement - Rhodiola and Cordyceps

Ingestion of 250 mg of Rhodiola and 225 mg of Cordyceps

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effects of Herbal Supplements on Endurance Exercise Performance

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03929575

ParticipAid ID

dR67wd