Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4772

Date

2016

Date of Award

10-28-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Health and Human Performance

Concentration

Exercise and Sport Science

Committee Chair

Richard Bloomer

Committee Member

Maxime Paquette

Committee Member

Rob Townsend

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine if Eurycoma longifolia in combination with maca root could be effective in treating women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Using a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over, case study design we evaluated the hypothesis that E. longifolia and maca root (3400 total mg/day) supplementation by premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder would imporve mood, libido, overall quality of life, muscular strength, and aerobic capacity. E. longifolia and maca root su[[lementation did not elicit positive changes in muscular strength or aerobic capacity. Further investigation using a larger sample size may evalutate the aphrodisiac properties of E. longifolia and maca root.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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