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Effects of Ibuprofen and NSAIDS on Athletes

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that NSAIDs slow down muscle regeneration. A later study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found evidence that this delay could persist for up to four weeks. Additionally, a study published in Germany revealed that NSAIDs are not even that effective for post-workout soreness and pain. Further, Clinical Sports Medicine, the leading textbook on the discipline, firmly argues against NSAID use for athletes.

Scientific studies have long shown the many detrimental effects of NSAIDs, from acute adverse reactions to long-lasting damage to kidneys, liver and other internal organs.

It is now being reported that NSAIDs:

  • Reduce protein synthesis
  • Impede tendon & ligament repair
  • Interfere with bone fracture calcification
  • Increase oxidative stress

AminoActiv, on the other hand, works with the body to help prevent pain before it begins, promotes more rapid recovery from injury, reduces lactic acid buildup and relieves pain and inflammation without hampering muscle and tendon recovery.

And finally, for athletes, AminoActiv’s ability to counteract the buildup of lactic acid is one of its greatest benefits. Lactic acid collects in muscles as a result of intense exertion, which results in stiffness, soreness and muscle fatigue. Less acid buildup equals much faster recovery and ultimately higher performance. Just as importantly, AminoActiv doesn’t simply mask pain – it actually supports the body’s natural healing process.

For articles and studies that further describe the impact of NSAIDs on athletes, click here.