Studies

The Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus, operated by Appalachian State University, currently has multiple human trials underway. Researchers are predominantly looking at how inflammation and oxidative stress affect the body. Recovery and fighting off soreness and sickness in athletes and keeping the general community healthy by fighting off sickness and disease are forefront in immuno-nutrition research.

Current Research

We are currently recruiting for a new study entitled "Nutritional-Based Strategy to Counter Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and OxInflammation".  Males and females aged 18-50 are invited to apply. To be a participant in this study, you must be healthy and not lifting weights on a regular basis (defined as less than 3 sessions/week). You must agree to avoid the use of protein and large-dose vitamin/mineral supplements (above 100% of recommended levels), herbs, and all medications (in particular, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin) during the 3 weeks of the project. You must not have a history of allergic reactions to turmeric, vitamin C, or cherry and berry fruit extracts, and female participants must not be post-menopausal, pregnant, or breastfeeding. Please note that this study will take place at the NCRC campus in Kannapolis. Additional details are available here.  

Previous Research

  • Roquette Study
  • Ginger Study
  • Flavonoid Cycling Study
  • Flavonoid Chamber Study
  • Exercise Metabolic Chamber Study 
  • Purity Product Study
  • Coffee Study
  • Repeated LycoRed Study
  • Sports Banana Cycling Study  
  • Flavonoid Chew Study
  • Proteomic Over-Reaching Study
  • 10-km Running Performance
  • Eccentric Exercise Study
  • Repeated Wingate Study
  • LycoRed Running Study
  • Fruit Ingestion and Cycling Performance  
  • Heart Rate Monitor Validation Athlete Study
  • Omega 3 and 7 Community Trial
  • AHCC Community Trial
  • Echinacea Community Trial
  • Joint Supplement Community Trial
  • "Saltwater beverage with special molecules" Community Trial
  • "Saltwater beverage with special molecules" Performance Running Study
  • Vitamin D Supplementation Study with NASCAR Pit Crews
  • Vitamin D Pharmacokinetics Study
  • Rhodiola Rosea Marathon Study
  • IgY Athlete Study (Runners and Cyclists)
  • Mila Cycling Study
  • "Saltwater beverage with special molecules"-PK Study
  • Nutrasorb Running Study
  • Dole Juice Blend Cycling Study
  • Vitamin D Study with High School athletes- Does Vitamin D assist with muscle recovery and muscle function?
  • BioMotor STEM Project with Middle School kids for development of adolescent fitness norms
  • AL Brown (Kannapolis City Schools) Fitness Testing of High School Kids for development of adolescent fitness norms    
  • Bioavailability of Chia Seed vs Chia Seed Oil in Healthy Females
  • Watermelon vs Gatorade in Male Cyclists
  • Acute Changes in Arterial Fitness Following 2-Hour Run
  • Influence of Bananas in the Diet to Reduce Heart Disease Risk Factors
  • Black Pepper Metabolic Chamber Study
  • Dole Polyphenol Juice Blend Study
  • "Saltwater beverage with special molecules" Lactate Threshold Cycling Study
  • "Saltwater beverage with special molecules" Cycling Study for Male Cyclists
  • McCormick Science Institute for Overweight Females
  • Chia Seed Study for Overweight Females 
  • Chia Seed Study for Male Cyclists
  • Banana vs Gatorade in Male Cyclists
  • Q-Force Supplement for Marathon Runners
  • Q-Force Supplement for Overweight Female