Investigating the effect of novel nutritional compounds on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and growth in vivo

Resistance exercise training combined with adequate post-exercise protein ingestion is known to increase muscle mass when completed repeatedly over a prolonged period of time (>6 weeks). Due to this knowledge much research has been conducted to identify the best protein supplements which allow for the greatest muscle growth with training. This project will test if a novel protein supplement, which also includes natural compounds believed to stimulate muscle stem cells, can increase muscle size when combined with resistance exercise training when compared to post-exercise branched chain amino acid or carbohydrate ingestion. The results of this project will then inform the industry collaborator, Iovate, on the effectiveness of this supplement and how best to market it.

Intern: 
Nathan Hodson
Faculty Supervisor: 
Daniel Moore
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Ontario
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