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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Muscle Soreness
and you are
between 18 and 65
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The objective of the study is to determine whether five days of ginger (Zingiber officinale) supplementation is effective at reducing muscle soreness and improving muscle function following downhill running. Long-distance running is often associated with acute muscle pain, swelling, and reduced muscle functioning, and consequently, many runners utilize non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). NSAID use is associated with gastrointestinal side-effects such as stomach discomfort, nausea, dyspepsia, asymptomatic ulcers, and symptomatic ulcers that, although rare, can be fatal. Ginger is a botanical compound that is Generally Recognized as Safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Evidence from osteoarthritis, dysmenorrhea, and resistance-training models indicate that ginger is effective at reducing general pain and muscle soreness. Therefore, this study will supplement 60 runners with roughly 1.5 g/day of ginger root or a placebo for 2 days prior to, the day of, and 2 days after downhill running. Participants will be evaluated for muscle soreness and function before and after the downhill run.

Provided treatments

  • : Ginger Root
  • : Placebo

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03028454. The sponsor of the trial is Old Dominion University and it is looking for 34 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effects of Ginger on Muscle Soreness and Dysfunction Stemming From Downhill Running