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Old 12-04-2012, 08:55 AM
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Does anyone have any advice about herbs/remedies to naturally assist in healing of muscle tears?

Also anything that you'd recommend from pain relief?

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:08 AM
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Body builders use creatine to help rebuild their muscles. Check your local health food store.

Creatine works by enhancing the availability of adenosine triphosphate, which enhances muscle contractions as it is suggested by Vanderbilt University adenosine triphosphate determines how quickly the muscles are able to regenerate. A study outlined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine reports the use of creatine supplementation enhanced skeletal muscle regeneration and protection due to injury caused by strenuous activities. A second study outlined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine studied the effects of creatine supplementation on 14 participants. Within this study, 14 men were given creatine before and after a strenuous exercise session. Upon the completion of this study, scientists noted the participants experienced a short recovery time and a swift return to muscle function following exercise-induced muscle injury.

Read more: https://www.livestrong.com/article/47...jured-muscles/
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Thank you jfh. This was helpful.
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I'm going in the other direction lol I'm not a big fan of creatine since you may already have sufficient levels of creatine in your muscles if you are consuming animal protein. Also, if you have any kidney issues & supplement with creatine even though your muscles have enough, the excess creatine causes added stress to the kidneys. Or if you're taking otc pain killers.. have asthma.
Most bodybuilders and other high intensity athletes use it to reduce lactic acid which may be needed while doing 'explosive' exercises and they consume lots of water as well.

lol I still had this in my favs to throw at my son since he's a gymrat:
Look this over prior to making a decision on using creatine~
https://altmedicine.about.com/od/creatine/a/creatine.htm
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If you are uncomfortable with taking creatine, I would not be, then consider malic acid for your muscle pain. If you do take creatine, then don't forget to drink sufficient water to keep your kidneys active. That goes for most things that you take for therapy anyway.

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Malic acid plays a vital role in improving overall muscle performance, reversing muscle fatigue following exercise, reducing tiredness and poor energy levels, as well as improving mental clarity. These actions can make it a beneficial treatment for sufferers of fibromyalgia and CFS (both these conditions involve muscle pain, joint tenderness and low energy levels).

According to Dr Jay Goldstein, Director of the CFS Institute in the US: ‘Malic acid is safe, inexpensive and it should be considered a valid therapeutic approach for patients with CFS’.

A six-month study was conducted by scientists working at the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Centre in the US, to examine the efficacy of 1,200mg of malic acid plus 300mg of magnesium a day on 24 fibromyalgia sufferers. Half of the patients were given the active treatment, while the other half only received placebo.

At the end of the study, all of the patients treated with malic acid and magnesium experienced significant improvements in their symptoms – including less pain, reduced muscle stiffness and a more positive mental outlook – without any side effects.

Dr Russell, who led the team of scientists, concluded: ‘The data suggest that malic acid and magnesium are safe and may be beneficial in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia. Future studies should use malic acid at this dose and continue the therapy for at least two months’.
https://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/na...yndrome-00974/
You can get malic acid supplements, but my favorite way to supplement with it is magnesium malate. That is magnesium bound to malic acid.

Magnesium relaxes the smooth muscles that align the arteries, so this is a good thing for blood pressure, leg cramps, restless legs, sleep, and many other benefits to the body. We are mostly deficient in magnesium anyway. I supplement with at least 800mg of magnesium malate per day.
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