Fatigued and overused muscles can often result in muscle strains, soreness and/or muscle injuries. Starting your workouts with a proper warmup, hydration, cool-down and stretching can help prevent injury to muscles fibers. A nutritional diet can also help promote healthy muscles as well as help heal already damaged muscle tissue.
What are some supplements that I can take to help heal muscle tissue?
Vitamin C and Vitamin E are both antioxidants that neutralizes free radicals produced during prolonged or strenuous activities. They also reduces swelling and helps the body make collagen that strengthens tissue.
Magnesium is a mineral that helps reduce soreness and burning that you may feel DURING muscle fatigue. It can aid in muscle rebuilding as well as maintains healthy muscle structure. Magnesium can also help with muscle cramping that causes soreness and strained muscles.
Potassium deficiency may result in reduced strength as well as early onset muscle fatigue. Your muscles will be forced to overwork and develop soreness and or injury. However, when potassium levels are sufficient it can help reduce soreness and inflammation.
Glutamine is an amino acid supplements used by many weight lifters and trainers. It helps boost glutathione which is an antioxidant and helps recover and prevent muscle breakdown.
BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) are the essential amino acids; leucine, isoleucine and valine. These 3 make up 1/3 of the muscle tissue in the human body and are the building blocks of protein. The are important for athletes because they metabolized in the muscle and more likely to be used to build muscle.