A recent study further proves the effects of HMB supplementation on delayed onset muscle soreness.
When it comes to daily activities in our lives from mowing the yard to pulling weeds to exercising – all these activities can induce muscle soreness. But there is a difference between post-workout muscle soreness and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
What is DOMS?
Acute muscle soreness can be felt during or immediately following a strenuous activity, but DOMS is a muscle soreness that occurs 1-2 days after a strenuous activity.
DOMS is primarily an outcome from pushing yourself too hard and is caused by an inflammatory response to microscopic damage to muscle cells. Characterized by elevated CPK enzymes, DOMS is the cellular repair process in response to microtrauma, not injury. It may start with muscles feeling sore and tight, then discomfort kicks in 24 to 48 hours later. It gets worse before it gets better.
What can cause DOMS?
“DOMS can happen at any age and to just about anyone,” explains TSI Vice President of Business Development Shawn Baier, MS, M.B.A. “It can happen whenever you’re engaged in an activity that you’re not used to doing, and that pushes you beyond your usual threshold, be that shoveling snow for the first time in early winter, or suddenly increasing the intensity of workouts.”
Many of us live sedentary lifestyles due to being stuck in front of a computer for our jobs during the week. So, when you decide to hike a mountain or get out on the lake for stand-up paddle boarding over the weekend you induce DOMS. And then sitting on the couch the next day isn’t so pleasant.
Less Muscle Damage = More Comfort
The good news is there is a solution – myHMB.
A new study conducted on 24 professional soccer players confirmed that supplementing with HMB was linked to reducing DOMS.
Researchers took samples to measure serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels, both indicators of the muscle tissue damage associated with soreness. “High plasma activity of CK and LDH enzymes is commonly used as indicators of muscle tissue damage. It has been demonstrated that these muscle enzymes enter the bloodstream when muscle cells are damaged,” noted authors from the publication. The data indicated a significant decrease in both CK and LDH in the supplement group compared to the placebo group.
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