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The role of Amino Acids in improving immunity and growth factors of Volleyball players


Mohammed Nader Shalaby , Mona Mostafa Sakoury , Marwa Ahmed Kholif , Nagwa Ibrahim Alsayed Albadaly

Abstract

Amino Acids are the monomeric constituents of proteins and serve a variety of functions; some are converted to carbohydrates by Rosine forms hormones such as thyroid hormones; Tryptophan can synthesize niacin vitamin, Methionine, creatine glutamate, synthesize glutathione for immunity, and cystine as a source of sulfur. Amino Acids are used in several biological actions. As a example, athletes use them  as a safe Supplement. The study aimed to investigate the role of Amino Acids in immunity and as a stimulant for growth factors of volleyball players. Materials and Methods: Twenty volleyball players were Randomly divided into two groups, players in the experimental group ingested 2 tablets of AA, one between meals and another after training for two months, and those in the control group ingested a placebo. Blood samples (10 ml) were drawn from the anticncetalvein before and after the two-months experiment; Blood sample were taken from every player and analyzed for several parameter as follow: white blood cells, immunoglobulins IgG, IgA, IgM, and glutathione (GSH), together with growth factors (Vascular endothelial growth factor and Basic - Fibroblast growth factor). Results revealed a significantly increased number of WBC, immunoglobulins IgG, IgA, IgM, glutathione (GSH), concentration, and significantly increased growth factors (VEGF, 10-FGF) after Amino Acids ingestion for two months compared to the control group. In conclusion, Amino Acids administrations improved immunity and muscle growth and angiogenesis of volleyball players.


How to cite this article:
Shalaby M N, Sakoury M M, Kholif M A, Albadaly N I A. The role of Amino Acids in improving immunity and growth factors of Volleyball players. J Adv Pharm Educ Res 2020;10(4):140-4
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