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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2013, 1(4), 59-62
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-1-4-2
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Effects of Acute Consumption of L-Carnitine Tartrate (LCLT) Following an Exhaustive Aerobic Exercise on Serum Lipoproteins Levels in Iranian Elite Wrestlers

Mostafa Dehghani1, , Saeid Shakerian2, Mohammad Kazem Gharib Nasseri3, Massood Nikbakht2 and Sedigheh Heidari Nejad4

1Department of Physiology, Physical Education and Sports Science Faculty, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

2Department of Physiology, Physical Education Faculty, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

3Physiology Research Center, Jondishapoor Medical Sciences University, Ahvaz, Iran

4Department of Sports Management, Physical Education Faculty, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

Pub. Date: October 31, 2013

Cite this paper:
Mostafa Dehghani, Saeid Shakerian, Mohammad Kazem Gharib Nasseri, Massood Nikbakht and Sedigheh Heidari Nejad. Effects of Acute Consumption of L-Carnitine Tartrate (LCLT) Following an Exhaustive Aerobic Exercise on Serum Lipoproteins Levels in Iranian Elite Wrestlers. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2013; 1(4):59-62. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-1-4-2

Abstract

Background and Objective: In this study, the effect of LCLT supplementation was investigated on serum levels of high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and very low-density lipoprotein following an exhaustive aerobic exercise in elite wrestlers. Materials and Methods: Twenty healthy elite male wrestlers with a mean age of 22.05 ± 2.6 years, mean weight of 77.10 ± 11.65 kg, mean height of 1.79 ± 0.06 cm, and mean body mass index of 23.79 ± 2.45 kg/m2 were participated in this single-blind clinical trial. The subjects were selectively divided into two groups of supplement and placebo. Ninety minutes before performing Conconi protocol, the supplement group received 3 g of LCLT dissolved in 200 ml water plus 6 drops of lemon juice and the placebo group received 200 ml water plus 6 drops of lemon juice. Blood samples were collected 90 min before exercise, immediately after exercise, and 30 min after exercise from brachial vein and their serum lipoprotein concentrations were measured. The obtained data were analyzed by SPSS-16. Result: The findings showed that acute consumption of 3 g LCLT tartrate in the experimental group, compared with the placebo group, had a significant positive correlation with increment of high-density lipoprotein and decrement of low-density lipoprotein following an exhaustive aerobic activity, while no significant change was observed in very low-density lipoprotein. Conclusion: The findings of the present investigation indicate that supplementation instant LCLT effect significant change was observed in HDL, LDL and VLDL and concentrations.

Keywords:
L-carnitine tartrate high-density lipoprotein low-density lipoprotein very low-density lipoprotein exhaustive aerobic activity

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