Vegetable Steroids to Build Muscles and Increase Physical Performance

People who want to build muscles and increase physical performance could rely on mustard greens and cabbage as back-up plants for spinach.

Brassica plants, such as broccoli or cabbage, and mustard have brassinosteroids that trigger physiological response in rats that is the same to anabolic steroids, according to recent studies.

Researchers hope that age-and disease-associated muscle loss could be treated by these substances and be also used to improve physical performance and endurance. Further findings suggest that potential future approach for damaged muscle repair could be well represented using brassinosteroids.

It is very interesting to know that the plants normally eaten by many people contain these compounds. Scientists in the future could further breed plants for higher brassinosteroid content and could develop functional foods that can prevent or treat diseases at the same time help build muscles and increase physical performance, according to researchers.

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