Muscle Recovery
Muscle Health

Muscle Recovery

When you exercise, you generate stress on your muscles and that damages the muscle fibers, causing them to break apart. During recovery the muscles need fuel to heal stronger than they were before, which will make them stronger.

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Notes
It is possible bromelain might reduce muscle soreness, but currently the evidence doesn't support this claim (although the trial to notice a failure of bromelain also noted a failure with Ibuprofen, a known active drug).
Not protective enough, but there seems to be a degree of protection.
Decrease creatine kinase exists following acute supplementation (15-30 minutes before a workout) of HMB free acid to a few third of control, and is effective in trained individuals.