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Relying on over-the-counter analgesics is not advised, and may not even provide much relief. Taking ibuprofen before a workout in order to reduce muscle soreness has been linked to intestinal leakage and systemic inflammation. When used long-term, it may lead to intestinal permeability, allowing bacteria and digestive enzymes to leak into your bloodstream.
Habitually using ibuprofen before workouts may also reduce your absorption of key nutrients, particularly after exercise, making it harder for your muscles to rebuild. And ibuprofen use has not been shown to reduce muscle damage or soreness. Aspirin fares no better. Research suggests the coating on aspirin, which is there to help protect your stomach, may actually be interfering with its purported benefits. It is a much better approach to treat muscle soreness with a combination of natural measures, which may require a bit of experimentation to see what works best for you.
Five Basic Approaches to Preventing Muscle Soreness
You simply can’t prevent all muscle soreness, but there are some natural ways to decrease its frequency and lessen its severity. Here are my top five approaches, which will be discussed in the remainder of this article:
- Optimizing your diet
- Exercising correctly
- Rest and recovery
- Cryotherapy (ice), heat, or even alternating between the two
- Tools such as EFT, earthing, and acceleration training
Reference: To read full article by By Dr. Mercola http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/05/31/post-workout-muscle-soreness.aspxe_cid=20130606_WNL_art_1&utm_source=wklynl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130606