Athletes Improve Recovery with WellGen, Inc.
A report in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition reveals that WellGen’s theaflavin-
enriched black tea extract affects muscle soreness, oxidative stress, and inflammation
March 02, 2010 01:03 PM Eastern Time
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A study published this week has demonstrated
improved rates of recovery, reduction in oxidative stress, and reduced muscle soreness following high intensity,
anaerobic exercise in athletes consuming a proprietary theaflavin-enriched black tea extract developed by WellGen,
Inc. These effects are important to individuals and athletes alike because they may facilitate increased frequency of
exercise and subsequently enhance long-term health and performance.
The results of the study, published this week in the peer-reviewed Journal of the International Society of Sports
Nutrition are available online http://www.jissn.com/content/7/1/11. Dr. Shawn M. Arent, of Rutgers University
Human Performance Laboratory conceived, designed and conducted the study. “In the intensely competitive
environment of contemporary sport and exercise where fractions of a second determine a winning performance, the
ability to increase training frequency and quality is crucial,” stated Arent about the relevance of the study results.
WellGen’s scientific program discovers and develops natural products with anti-inflammatory benefits. “This study is
important for two reasons,” remarked Roddy Carter, M.D., WellGen’s president and chief executive officer. “This is
good news for athletes and people who exercise for health, because while inflammation is needed to clear the debris
from muscles to facilitate muscle regeneration, prolonged inflammation can hinder good health and recovery. More
important, is that inflammation continues to be at the root of a large number of major diseases, such as diabetes,
which still challenge medical professionals despite the broad availa