Endurance athletes supplemented with ThymoQuin for four weeks showed great improvement in immune and psychological health
TriNutra has revealed a study demonstrating the benefits of ThymoQuin on upper-respiratory tract complaints (URTCs) and psychological mood state in endurance athletes.
The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in Food Science & Nutrition Research suggests that mediation with ThymoQuin, through the Gut-Immune-Axis, can have a significant positive impact.
Stress-related immune alterations can be consequential for health, including enhanced susceptibility to infections and impacting the immune system's strength. In endurance athletes, an indicator of exercise stress's impact on the immune system manifests in increased upper-respiratory tract complaints and poor mood states.
The study sought to examine the potential effect of ThymoQuin through dietary supplementation for one month, then using subjective and objective measures to track the results on the immune system and overall well-being.
When the entire system is balanced, as evidenced in the study in the Supplemented group, there is a noticeable benefit for physical health and mental wellness
The study included experienced marathon runners who consumed 500mg daily of black cumin seed oil (ThymoQuin) or a placebo oil for four weeks. During the course of the 4-week treatment period (3 weeks before and one week after an intense endurance run), the runners who supplemented with the ThymoQuin reported significantly (-62%) fewer upper-respiratory tract complaints, better overall health, and more positive mood (+11%) when compared to the placebo group.
Additionally, the Supplemented runners showed higher levels of Streptococcus thermophilus (+66%) and lower stress hormone expression (cortisol, -44%), both of which are associated with immune vigilance and psychological mood state.
“Rather than being an ‘immune-booster’ to stimulate immune system activity, ThymoQuin may be a natural ‘immune-modulator’ and ‘stress reducer’ that can help balancing overall immune system activity,” said Morris Zelkha, CEO of TriNutra. “When the entire system is balanced, as evidenced in the study in the Supplemented group, there is a noticeable benefit for physical health and mental wellness.”
TriNutra’s proprietary full spectrum Nigella sativa seed oil contains a high amount of thymoquinone 3%, the major bioactive constituent, with very low FFAs (<2%). ThymoQuin is also recognised for supporting a balanced inflammatory response, improving mitochondrial functions, including ATP production, and delivering excellent antioxidant capacity and antimicrobial effects.