Can supplements help with muscle soreness?

Yes, as long as the muscle soreness was caused by exercise or some unaccustomed activity that did not injure the muscle to a point where it can't recover naturally. In other words, there is a difference between normal exercise-induced muscle soreness and injury. The latter needs medical attention. But if you are regularly sore after your training routine, that's a sign of over training and/or under-nutrition, leading to poor recovery, in which case supplements can make a significant contribution.

Exercise-induced muscle soreness is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which is generally unavoidable when a person new to exercise starts a program or anyone starting a new, but quite different training regime. It is very clear that eating properly (at least 3-4 meals all containing protein, carbohydrates and fat), including meal timing, combined with supplementation, that you will recover faster, thus dramatically reduce DOMS. Below is the proper nutrition protocol including timing and supplements for maximizing exercise-induced results, enhancing recovery and reducing muscle soreness.

Training meals and supplement timing instructions:

• Pre-training/event full food meal consumed ~2-3 hours before your major activity

– If you train first thing in the morning with no time for full meal, use pre-workout formula only

• Pre-workout shake/bar: consume 10-40 min before activity

• Post- workout shake/bar (same formula as the pre): immediately after workout

• Post-training/event full food meal consumed ~1-2HRS post training

Complete supplement program:

(a) Active multivitamin mineral formula

• Take 1 daily with breakfast or any other larger meal

• Use SuperCalcium+ and SuperOmega-3 as necessary – i.e. not getting enough from food

(b) dotFIT Pre/Post Meal Replacement & Workout Formula

• Take 2 scoops 10-40 minutes before workout or use favorite dotFIT® bar for convenience

• Take 2 scoops (or dotFIT bar) immediately post workout

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