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pH of Saliva, Prolonging Muscle Soreness

Medicine, Health, and Disease
Jake Stead

Grade:
11
Teacher:
Rebecca Thai

This project shows the correlation between a teenage male's saliva pH and the duration it could take them to recover from muscle soreness. This project also only tested teenage males who were quite physically active. So the group this project applies to would be 'athletic teenage males'. Participants had the pH of their saliva measured and were then put through a workout to induce muscle soreness. They gave a rating of their soreness every day for three days. The saliva pH's were sorted into an acidic group and an alkaline group. The resulting data then showed the duration of muscle soreness related to the saliva pH of the participant. This project concluded that an alkaline saliva pH leads to a faster recovery from muscle soreness in teenage males. It showed that an acidic saliva pH leads to a slower recovery from muscle soreness in teenage males.


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2 thoughts on “pH of Saliva, Prolonging Muscle Soreness

  1. This creative and well-executed experiment to examine a factor that might serve to improve athletic performance provided some interesting results. The presentation was clear and limitations of the results were pointed out.

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