You workout so you can develop more muscle, right? (Even if this is not the reason you say you workout it actually is--here me out.) Maximizing muscle development leads to increased strength, a toned body, more energy, stronger bones, better heart health, improved cardiovascular conditioning, greater functionality and flexibility.
Did I hit on a few reasons you workout!? If so, then muscle development is important to you. But I'm not here to talk about that today. I want to talk about one of the common [negative] side-effects of exercise and a healthier way to handle it.
Research over the past 10+ years has shown that high-dosages of NSAID’s blunt hypertrophy in young trainees, while hypertrophy in the elderly is seemingly unaffected.
The mechanisms by which the young are affected and the elderly are not is too in-depth to explore here, however, this evidence does not mean the elderly should be popping NSAIDs like Skittles.
It's likely that the elderly are not as much affected because, comparatively speaking, their potential for muscle hypertrophy is significantly less than young trainees.
We know enough about the effect of over the counter drugs on the stomach lining, liver, and kidney’s to make a concerted effort not to use them on a daily basis.
Regular use of NSAIDs have also been tied to...
Of the natural solutions that dull joint pain and decrease muscle soreness, tart cherry, has been highly effective for me, our members, and most importantly, proven in clinical studies.
Tart cherry has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which are where it's effectiveness stems from. Though I've written about it elsewhere, it bears repeating. The benefits of tart cherries don't end with muscle soreness and joint pain relief.
This super fruit has also been linked to cancer prevention, heart disease prevention, and naturally, boosts melatonin which enhances quality and length of sleep.
Posted on 10/12/2017 at 10:59 AM