Female muscle growth and strength are on the rise after regular physical activity, according to a new study.
The study of women at a national university in India, led by a female scientist, suggests that women’s gains in strength and muscle mass are linked to the daily consumption of an antioxidant supplement.
Researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Institute of Medicine (JNU) in New Delhi said that a study of 5,000 women at the Jawahar Lal Nehru National University (JNLNU), conducted between 2012 and 2016, indicated that women who regularly consumed a vitamin supplement (ascorbic acid) were more likely to have increased muscle mass.
Researchers also found that women in their 50s, 60s and 70s who regularly used the supplement had a higher ratio of total to muscle protein.
“There are a lot of women who are exercising and doing heavy lifting and they are not exercising enough, but they don’t exercise enough,” said Professor Suman Rao, the lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at JNLNu.
“This is because they are consuming too much, too often, and they have a high ratio of muscle protein to total protein.
That’s why the results we have from this study suggest that we should be doing more physical activity,” she added.
The JNLLNU study is part of a larger study by the university into the benefits of exercise for women, including the effects of the supplement on muscle mass, muscle strength and quality of life.
The women participating in the study were between 18 and 30 years old and had a mean body mass index (BMI) of 27.2kg/m2.
The supplements included a vitamin called B6 (vitamin C), which is known to increase the absorption of antioxidants.
They included a supplement called B12, which helps to prevent the formation of new muscle cells.
B6 is also known to have an antioxidant effect.
B12 was also found to be an antioxidant in the milk of cow and buffalo milk.
Researchers said that these two vitamins may be able to increase women’s muscle strength in the short term.
The findings were published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.