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Rajabi Shahrabadi N, Shemshaki A, Kazemi F. The Effect of an Intense Training Session with Ginger Supplementation on Plasma CRP Levels in Trained Women. hrjbaq. 2021; 7 (1) :24-31
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Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sport Sciences, AL Zahra University, Tehran, Iran , (a.shemshaki@alzahra.ac.ir)
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Introduction: Ginger is an anti-inflammatory plant, but its effects on exercise have been less studied. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of an intense training session with ginger supplementation on plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in trained women.
Materials and Methods: A total of 32 young active girls were divided into four groups: control, supplement, exercise, supplement with exercise (8 people in each group) and the exercise groups took the Bruce Exhaustion Test in two stages (before and after Supplement help) performed. Subjects in the supplement and supplement groups consumed one gram of ginger powder daily with exercise for one week. Blood samples were collected twice before and immediately after the experimental stage. Correlated t-test and one-way analysis of variance with a significance level of P<0.05 were used to analyze the data.
Results: There was no significant difference between plasma CRP levels of control and training group in the post-test versus pre-test, but there was a significant difference between plasma CRP levels of supplement and supplement with training group (P=0.017). Furthermore, there was a significant difference between the plasma CRP levels of four groups (P=0.001), so that the plasma CRP levels had a significant decrease in supplementation groups than in non-supplementation groups.
Conclusion: Ginger supplementation can reduce plasma CRP levels after one session of intensive training. Thus ginger as an anti-inflammatory supplement can have a beneficial effect on the improvement of the immune system and reduce CRP in trained women.

Author Contribution: Najme Rajabi Shahrabadi developing idea and doing research; Afsaneh Shemshaki: designing and supervising the proper implementation of research; Fahimeh Kazemi: consulting on how to conduct research, statistical analysis and article writing.
Conflict of Interest/Funding/Supports: No.
Ethical Considerations: The study was approved in Institutional Research Ethics Committee of Sport Sciences Research Institute (SSRI) (code: IR.SSRC.REC.1399.052).
Applicable Remarks: To evaluate the possible benefits of Ginger supplement in trained women.

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Received: 2021/11/20 | Revised: 2022/03/14 | Accepted: 2022/01/16 | ePublished ahead of print: 2022/01/23 | Published: 2022/03/9

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