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Beetroot (Beta Vulgaris L.) Extract Acutely Improves Heart Rate Variability Recovery Following Strength Exercise: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial-Pilot Study

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Benjamim, Cicero Jonas R. [1] ; Junior, Francisco Wellington S. [2] ; de Figueiredo, Maria Iris L. S. [2] ; Benjamim, Cicera Josilnia R. [2] ; Ferro Cavalcante, Taisy C. [1] ; Marcelino da Silva, Amanda A. [1] ; Monteiro, Larissa Raylane L. [2] ; Santana, Milana Drumond R. [2] ; Garner, David M. [3] ; Valenti, Vitor E. [4]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Pernambuco, Dev Nutr Phytotherapy & Hyg Res Grp, Petrolina, PE - Brazil
[2] Univ Ctr Juazeiro do Norte, Physiol & Collect Sci Nucleus, Juazeiro Do Norte, CE - Brazil
[3] Oxford Brookes Univ, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Dept Biol & Med Sci, Cardioresp Res Grp, Oxford - England
[4] Sao Paulo State Univ, Auton Nervous Syst Ctr CESNA, UNESP, Av Hygino Muzzi Filho 737, BR-17525900 Marilia, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Objective:We assessed the acute effect of beetroot extract intake on cardiovascular and autonomic recovery subsequent to strength exercise. Methods:This is a crossover, randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial. We assessed 16 subjects but only 12 healthy male adults completed the two protocols in two randomized days: Beetroot extract (600 mg in capsule) and placebo (600 mg starch in capsule). Beetroot extract or placebo was ingested, the subjects endured 120 minutes seated at rest, followed by a 75% 1RM strength exercise and then remained seated for 60 minutes at rest. Cardiorespiratory parameters, heart rate (HR) variability (HRV) (SDNN, rMSSD, pNN50, SD1, SD2 HF {[}ms(2)]) were estimated before, during exercise and during recovery from exercise. Results:ingestion of beetroot extract before exercise: accelerates the recovery of SBP following physical effort; improves HR recovery to baseline resting levels (beetroot protocol: change in similar to 62% vs. placebo protocol: change in similar to 80%), and intensifies the return of vagal HR control during recovery after exercise. Conclusions:Beetroot extract acutely improved cardiovascular and autonomic recovery after exercise. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/02994-1 - Investigation of the involvement of body composition in heart rate dynamics during recovery from submaximal physical exercise and muscle isometric contraction in physically active subjects
Grantee:Vitor Engrácia Valenti
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants