Power Plate Scientific Validation Metabolic

The effects of whole-body vibration amplitude on glucose metabolism, inflammation, and skeletal muscle oxygenation

Sanni A, et al. Physiological Reports. 2022;10:e15208. doi.org/10.14814/phy2.15208

Department of Medicine, Georgia Prevention Institute, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, USA

40 subjects engaged in low (LO) vs high (HI) amplitude for 10 cycles of WBV [1 cycle =1 min of vibration followed by 30 s of rest], while gastrocnemius muscle oxygen consumption (mVO2) was assessed using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Blood samples were collected PRE, POST, 1H, 3Hs, and 24H post-WBV and analyzed for insulin, glucose, and IL-6



Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistant (HOMA-IR) at 3 h was significantly lower compared to PRE (p = 0.018), POST (p = 0.045), 1H (p = 0.010), and 24H (p < 0.001)

At 24H, HOMA-IR was significantly lower in the LO group than the HI group (LO p = 0.030). mVO2 was higher (p = 0.003) in the LO than the HI group.

Acute whole-body vibration alters glucose metabolism and myokine responses, both of which may reduce the risks of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Demonstrated a significant reduction in blood glucose in response to acute WBV that was independent of the exercising amplitude

Low-workload WBV can elicit metabolic and skeletal muscle improvements and may represent a novel method to reduce the risk of metabolic diseases by improving muscle oxygen consumption and glucose metabolism

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