Chia seed

Chia Seeds Do Not Enhance Athletic Performance, Study Finds

June 02, 2015

A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes. “It is all a bunch of hype and hope mixed together,” stated David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, lead author of the study entitled “No Positive Influence of Ingesting […]

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance

April 02, 2015

Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance, The FASEB Journal, April 2015, David Nieman1, Nicholas Gillitt2, Mary Pat Meaney1, Dustin Dew1 and Fuxia Jin2 1NCRC Appalachian State University United States 2Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory Dole Foods United States Chia Seed Oil Supplementation Has No Influence on Running Performance Abstract Plasma ALA levels peak about 2 h after ingestion, […]

Chia Seed Supplementation and Disease Risk Factors in Overweight Women: A Metabolomics Investigation

July 25, 2012

Chia Seed Supplementation and Disease Risk Factors in Overweight Women: A Metabolomics Investigation To cite this article: David C. Nieman, Nicholas Gillitt, Fuxia Jin, Dru A. Henson, Krista Kennerly, R. Andrew Shanely, Brandon Ore, MingMing Su, and Sarah Schwartz. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2012, 18(7): 700-708. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0443. Objective/setting: This study assessed the […]

Chia seed supplementation and disease risk factors in overweight women: a metabolomics investigation.

July 10, 2012

Chia seed supplementation and disease risk factors in overweight women: a metabolomics investigation. Journal of Alternate Complementary Medicine. July 2012. Nieman DC, Gillitt N, Jin F, Henson DA, Kennerly K, Shanely RA, Ore B, Su M, Schwartz S. Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory and DHMRI. Abstract OBJECTIVE/SETTING: This study assessed […]

ASU studies ‘super food’

April 29, 2012

by Anna Oakes, Watauga Democrat Chia (yes, as in Chia Pet) could be the world’s next health craze, and Appalachian State University and the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis are leaders in researching the plant’s “superfood” properties. Don’t worry — no one’s asking you to take a bite out of Jerry GarChia’s curly mane. […]

The chia craze

March 22, 2012

By Lauren Everitt BBC News Magazine Many people in the UK won’t have heard of the chia seed, but if regulators give their backing this US superfood craze could be on the way. Goji berries, kombucha, wheatgrass, acai berries. It seems rarely a year passes without at least one new health-food frenzy. Everything from handfuls […]