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Smart Protein human study

Participant recruitment



Study Title

APC176 - Effect of dietary plant protein for promotion of muscle repair and recovery after intense exercise


Study Description

In this study, we are investigating the effect of plant protein on recovery after physical exercise



- Healthy participants with active lifestyles aged between 18 & 35 years of age.

- Volunteers who have taken antibiotics in the past 3 months are excluded from taking part.

- Volunteers with egg, nut, milk, lentil, gluten, soy or mustard allergy are also excluded.


Learn more or participate by contacting

Ashokkumar Govindan

Phone: +353 89 487 6118

Email: ashokkumar.govindan@teagasc.ie






Study Requirements

What’s involved in participating.


2 visits plus a 12-week training programme at the Mardyke Arena UCC.



Participation will be for a duration of approx. 13 weeks.



- Participants will be asked to consume protein supplemented foods (plant or animal protein or placebo) throughout a 12-week exercise program.

- We will measure BMI, percentage body fat, and take part in muscle recovery assessment.

- We will take faecal & blood samples.



Host Institution

Host Logos - UCC and Teagasc

Partner Institutions

APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,