Comparison of health supplement on strength, stamina and growth of rats

Swanand S. Pathak, Nikhil S. Yadav


Background: Children require more nutrition as organs grow fast in this age group. Due to abundance of various commercial health supplements in market, parents are often confused about selection of health supplements. Traditional foods are rich source of various nutrients required by growing children. We conducted a study to compare strength, stamina and growth enhancing ability of commercial health supplement and natural health supplement on wistar rats.

Methods: Total of 24 wistar rats were included. Animals were divided in four groups. Each group of rats except control group were receiving health supplements. Group I, group II, group III and group IV were receiving health supplement I, health supplement II, natural health supplement and no health supplement (control group) for 60 days. Strength and stamina of wistar rats in each group were analysed using grip strength meter and swim stress test, growth of rats in each group were analysed by measuring body length, tail length and body weight. Group of rat showing maximum growth (body length, tail length and body weight), strength and stamina were analysed.

Results: Group II rats showed greater strength and stamina followed by group I, group III and group IV respectively. Group I rats showed maximum growth followed by group II, group III and group IV respectively.

Conclusions: In the current study we found that strength and stamina were greater in group II rats followed by group I, group III and group IV respectively also group I rats showed maximum growth  followed by group II, group III and group IV respectively.


Growth, Health supplement, Strength, Stamina

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