Popeye was right! Athletes could get a chemical in SPINACH because they have a & # 39; steroid effect & # 39; to have
- Researchers from the Freie Universität Berlin have looked at the effects of ecdysterone
- Athletes found taking supplements were up to three times stronger than others
- Group took capsules that correspond to eating 8.8 lbs of spinach per day for 10 weeks
Athletes can be banned from taking a chemical in spinach because it has a & # 39; steroid effect & # 39; has.
Researchers from the Freie Universität Berlin have suggested that ecdysterone should be added to the list of prohibited substances.
Cartoon character Popeye the Sailor loved the green leafy green and attributed his super power to eating it regularly.
Now it seems that his claims have a basis after 10 weeks study showed that athletes who consumed ecdysterone were up to three times stronger than those who did not.
Cartoon character Popeye the Sailor loved the green leafy green and attributed his super power to eating it regularly
Scientists looked at 46 athletes who trained three times a week while taking supplements equivalent to eating 8.8 lbs of spinach a day.
The huge differences in physical strength compared to those who use placebo-shocked researchers.
Maria Parr, from the Institute of Pharmacy at the university, told ARD: & # 39; Our hypothesis was that we would see a higher performance, but we didn't expect it to be that big. & # 39;
She added that athletes should not receive ecdysterone to gain an advantage over others.
Ms. Parr added: & # 39; in our report to WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) we recommended adding the substance to the doping list.
& # 39; We think that if it improves performance, that unfair advantage must be eliminated. & # 39;
The research was partially funded by WADA, but a future ban will have to be decided by a special committee.
Now it appears that his claims have a basis, in fact, after 10 weeks of research, athletes who consumed ecdysterone were up to three times stronger than those who did not (file photo)
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