The potential of Curcuma extract to alleviate muscle damage in amateur soccer players


  • Ali Rosidi Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, Nutrition Department, Jl. Kedungmundu No. 18, 50273, Semarang, Indonesia, Tel.: +62 24 76740296,
  • Annisa Ayuningtyas Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, Nutrition Department, Jl. Kedungmundu No. 18, 50273, Semarang, Indonesia, Tel.: +62 24 76740296
  • Dr. Nurrahman Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, Food Technology Department, Jl. Kedungmundu No. 18, 50273, Semarang, Indonesia, Tel.: +62 24 76740296
  • Luthfia Dewi Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, Nutrition Department, Jl. Kedungmundu No. 18, 50273, Semarang, Indonesia; Laboratory of Exercise Biochemistry, University of Taipei, Tian-Mu Campus: No.101, Sec. 2, Zhongcheng Rd., Shilin Dist., 11153, Taipei City, Taiwan, Tel.: +62 24 76740296



Curcuma extract, inflammation, muscle damage, soccer, exercise


Compounds with high bioactive are commonly used as a nutritional approach for accelerating muscle damage recovery after strenuous exercise. There are still inconsistent results of post-exercise antioxidant supplementation on the circulating muscle damage biomarker. This study aimed to examine the effect of post-exercise Curcuma extract supplementation in ice cream on muscle damage and inflammatory markers in amateur soccer players. Male amateur soccer athletes (aged 14 – 18 years) participated in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study under two conditions: control group (n = 10) and treatment group (n = 10). The treatment group was treated with Curcuma extract ice cream (250 mg/100 g) for 21 days. Blood samples were drawn before training, considered baseline, and 3 h after training on day 21. The level of creatine kinase, IL-6, haemoglobin (Hb), and lactic acid were quantified. There was a significant decrease in creatine kinase change in the treatment group compared to the control group (p <0.05). No change in IL-6 and Hb levels in the treatment group. Lactic acid decreased by 16.3% from baseline in the treatment group (p <0.05). Curcuma extract ice cream potentiates to ameliorate exercise-induced muscle damage.


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Rosidi, A., Ayuningtyas, A., Nurrahman, & Dewi, L. (2022). The potential of Curcuma extract to alleviate muscle damage in amateur soccer players. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 16, 636–644.