The Effect of Insect Protein on Performance and Hypertrophy

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University of Aarhus

Status

Completed

Conditions

Protein Supplementation

Treatments

Other: Resistance training
Dietary Supplement: Protein supplementation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03034239
Insect2017

Details and patient eligibility

About

Purpose: to study the effect of insect protein on performance and hypertrophy during 8 weeks of resistance training. Hypothesis: Insect protein supplementation enhances the effect of resistance training on muscle mass and muscle strength. Primary outcome: Muscle hypertrophy and muscle strength Design: Two groups of healthy young men (age: 18-30 years) with resistance training experience, but no structural resistance training performed for the last 12 months. Randomized controlled intervention study +/- insect protein (placebo group ingest isocaloric carbohydrate). Both groups perform 8 weeks of progressive resistance training (4/week) aiming to induce muscle hypertrophy.

Enrollment

18 patients

Sex

Male

Ages

18 to 30 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Healthy young men (age: 18-30 years) with experience in resistance training
  • 2 hours of physical exercise per week or more

Exclusion criteria

  • No structural resistance training for the last 12 months
  • No injuries
  • No smoking
  • No ingesting of protein or creating supplementations
  • No use of medicine which may influence the adaptation to strength training

Trial design

Primary purpose

Basic Science

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

18 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Insect protein group
Experimental group
Description:
Exercise + insect protein 8 weeks of 4/week progressive resistance training (2 days upper body, 2 days lower body). Insect protein supplementation (4g/kg) after each training + before sleep at training days, and once in the morning at non training days.
Treatment:
Dietary Supplement: Protein supplementation
Other: Resistance training
Placebo group
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Exercise + isocaloric carbohydrate 8 weeks of 4/week progressive resistance training (2 days upper body, 2 days lower body). Carbohydrate supplementation (isocaloric to protein group) after each training + before sleep at training days, and once in the morning at non training days.
Treatment:
Other: Resistance training

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