EVALUATION OF ANTI-FATIGUE ACTIVITY OF FLAVONOIDS FROMTARTARY BUCKWHEAT IN MICE|
Miao, Fusheng; Wu, D & Ni, Guichao
BackgroudFlavonoids are the major biological activities components of tartary buckwheat which has multifunctional
bioactivities. However, there are a limited number of studies on the effect of flavonoids from tartary buckwheat (TBF) on physical
fatigue at present. This study aimed to investigate the anti-fatigue activity of TBF in mice.
Materials and Methods: The mice were divided into four groups: control (C), low-dose TBF-treated (LFT), middle-dose
TBF-treated (MFT) and high-dose TBF-treated (HFT). The treated groups received TBF (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg), while the control
group received physiological saline. After 28 days' treatment, the mice performed exhaustive running exercise on the treadmill, along
with the measure of exhaustive running times, blood lactic acid (BLA), serum urea nitrogen (SUN), serum creatine kinase (SCK),
liver glycogen, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and catalase (CAT).
Results:TBF prolonged the exhaustive running time of the mice. It sub-served to remove the accumulated products of metabolism
by decreasing the levels of BLA and SUN. It ameliorated the muscle damage by decreasing the SCK levels. It improved the
metabolic control of exercise and activated the energy metabolism by increasing the liver glycogen contents, as well as improving
endogenous cellular antioxidant enzymes in mice by increasing the SOD, GPx and CAT activities.
Conclusion:TBF has significant anti‑fatigue activity.
anti-fatigue; flavonoids; tartary buckwheat; exhaustive running exercise; mice