Clinical Trial

Effect of Antibacterial Mouthwash on Muscle Function

Study Description

Effect of Antibacterial Mouthwash on Muscle Function in Healthy Young Men and Women

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of antibacterial mouthwash on muscle speed and power in healthy young men and women. We have previously demonstrated that drinking beetroot juice, a source of dietary nitrate and therefore nitric oxide, increases muscle function in this population. Antibacterial mouthwash has been shown to interfere with the conversion of dietary nitrate to nitric oxide. We therefore hypothesize that it will diminish nitric oxide bioavailability and inhibit muscle contractility.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

Pharmaceutical medication involved Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Drug - Cepacol

Twice-daily use of Cepacol per the manufacturer's guidelines

Drug - Tom's Natural Mouthwash

Twice-daily use of Tom's Natural Mouthwash per the manufacturer's guidelines

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effect of Antibacterial Mouthwash on Muscle Function in Healthy Young Men and Women

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04095442

ParticipAid ID

elY15a