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Table 1 In- and exclusion criteria

From: Effects of lemon verbena extract (Recoverben®) supplementation on muscle strength and recovery after exhaustive exercise: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Subject is able and willing to sign the Informed Consent Form prior to screening evaluations Relevant history, presence of any medical disorder or chronic intake of medication/dietary supplements (e.g. polyphenols, anti-inflammatory or antioxidative drugs or supplements, antihypertensive drugs) potentially interfering with this study at screening
Healthy subjects: Subject is in good physical and mental health as established by medical history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, vital signs, results of biochemistry and haematology For this study clinically relevant abnormal laboratory, vital signs or physical findings at screening
Men and women Diabetes or serious cardiovascular diseases
Age ≥ 22 and ≤50 years Change of dietary habits within the 2 weeks prior to screening (for instance start of a diet high in vegetables and fruits (≥ 5 portions per day)
BMI: 19–30 kg/m2 Diet high in vegetables and fruits ≥ 5 portions per day
Physically active 1–3 times per week Participants anticipating a change in their lifestyle or physical activity levels during the study
Nonsmoker Subjects not willing to abstain from intake of analgesic medication (e.g. Aspirin) 24 h prior to visit 2 until visit 5
Able and willing to follow the study protocol procedures Subjects with history of drug, alcohol or other substances abuse, or other factors limiting their ability to co-operate during the study
Known hypersensitivity to the study preparation or to single ingredients
Pregnant subject or subject planning to become pregnant during the study; breast-feeding subject
Known HIV-infection
Known acute or chronic hepatitis B and C infection
Blood donation within 4 weeks prior to visit 1 or during the study
Subject involved in any clinical or food study within the preceding month