600mg/day gamma oryzanol supplementation during the 9 week resistance training increased muscular strength in young healthy males.
After gamma oryzanol supplementation, there were significant differences between the supplement and placebo groups for bench press and leg curl, which showed that gamma oryzanol improved muscle strength following resistance training. However, there was no significant difference in the means of anthropometric and skin fold measurements between the supplement and placebo groups.
Bench press (kg)
Leg curl (kg)
*p<0.01 compared to placebo
values are mean ±SD
γ-oryzanol can be expected to aid exercise performance for athletes.
Source: Indian J Med Res. 2014 Jun; 139(6): 857-863