Effects of Watermelon Juice on Heart Rate Recovery and Post-exercise Muscle Soreness

  • End date
    Dec 13, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    San Diego State University
Updated on 13 March 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a pre-exercise, single practical dose of watermelon juice, Gatorade, sugar water or water on heart rate recovery, blood lactate levels, and 24-hour post exercise muscle soreness.

Condition Heart Rate Recovery
Treatment Water, Watermelon juice, Sport drink, Sugar water
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03380195
SponsorSan Diego State University
Last Modified on13 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

ages of 21-50 healthy adults

Exclusion Criteria

Suffering from injury
Chronic inflammatory conditions
Required dietary supplement use
Required medication which affects blood pressure
Pregnant woman
Allergy to watermelon
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