Should you be worried about taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen for soreness after a good workout or training session? Yes. After all, they’re drugs and some studies show that when used for this purpose they aren’t even effective.
Here’s how to beat the pain naturally:
Instead of the drugs, try taking 2 vitamin E capsules and drink some black tea. Vitamin E reduces inflammation naturally and the black tea reduces muscle soreness.
Now you can train a little harder and recover more quickly…naturally. And isn’t that what we all want to accomplish?
Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are classified as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and aren’t good for your kidneys in the long run. As always, check with your doctor about using vitamin supplements.
Dr Ken Romeo is a forensic scientist and board-certified physician. His research interests are in the fields of experimental criminology, crimes of drug diversion, fraud and financial crimes. He has conducted field experiments on finding ways to reduce drug diversion by health care workers and detect financial crimes in the US health care system. In conjunction with governmental authorities, Dr Romeo is currently developing new methods and tools for detecting physician and pharmacy driven drug diversion at the earliest stages.