Gamma Oryzanol for Sports & Fitness
Also indexed as:Oryzanol
Why Do Athletes Use It?*
Some athletes say that gamma oryzanol helps increase muscle size and strength gains and reduce fatigue.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Gamma oryzanol and its related compound ferulic acid are thought to affect hormone function in the body, resulting in anabolic effects on muscle growth as well as reduced sense of fatigue. Early studies appeared promising, but a recent double-blind trial cast doubt on any real benefits.
It appears that gamma oryzanol is very poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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