5 Ways to Treat Sore Muscles

So you’ve worked out hard all week and your muscles are feeling the brunt of your punishing routine. Your muscles are screaming out in anguish and your body is about to give up with the aches and pains.
Have no fear.
Here are 5 Ways to treat Sore Muscles .. pain be gone!

CHERRY JUICE

The red superfoods are packed with chemicals called anthocyanins, which soothe inflammation—one reason drinking cherry juice daily for one week before a race has also been shown to stifle runners’ post-marathon pain. Tart cherries could also help athletes reduce muscle damage to recover faster from a tough workout, according to new research published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

CREATINE

One of the few supplements to hold up under research scrutiny, creatine has been shown to help lessen the pain and duration of muscle soreness from an intense strength-training session. Creatine is an amino acid whose job in your body is to funnel energy to your cells, particularly your muscle cells. Creatine is a key element in helping your muscles recover between sets by speeding up energy conversion and delivery to your muscles.  If your creatine levels are optimised, then your recovery between sets and performance during explosive exercise will massively improve.  Alternatively Nitric Oxide (NO) helps to regulate the blood flow (vasodilation), which in turn maximises the energy available during performance as  well as helping to reduce the negative inflammatory effects of explosive training on your muscles.  It also stimulates muscle pump, tissue activity and mental focus, all of which will lead to maximised power and performance in sport and training whilst also helping you beat fatigue.

MUSHROOM EXTRACT

Cordyceps Mushrooms, i.e. Cordyceps sinensis is a medicinal mushroom that has been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. While Chinese herbal doctors have used Cordyceps to promote vitality and sexual vigor, recent studies have shown numerous other health benefits. Cordyceps are known to increase blood flow and reduce lactic-acid buildup in muscles. As a result, Cordyceps have been used to enhance athletic performance, staving off muscle fatigue and improving recovery time.

EPSOM SALTS

Magnesium, the primary component of epsom salts, is essential for healthy muscles and is a gentle natural muscle relaxant. The salts, when added to a warm bath or compress, are absorbed by the skin and are actually more effective this way than by taking an oral magnesium supplement. But then do you really need a reason to go take a nice, hot bath right :P

CAFFEINE

Caffeine works by blocking adenosine, a chemical released by your body in response to injury. Just be careful not to overdo this one, as too much caffeine can cause muscle spasms.

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