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Research Highlight: Longvida® & Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD)

Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD) and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) impact subsequent training sessions and activities of daily living (ADL) even in active individuals. In sedentary or diseased individuals, EIMD and DOMS may be even more pronounced and present even in the absence of structured exercise.

The purpose of this study published in 2016 was to determine the effects of oral curcumin supplementation (Longvida® 400 mg/day) on muscle & ADL soreness, creatine kinase (CK), and inflammatory cytokines. Subjects (N=28) were randomly assigned to either curcumin (400mg/day) or placebo (rice flour) and supplemented 2 days before to 4 days after EMID.

Collectively, the findings demonstrated that consumption of curcumin reduced biological inflammation during recovery after EIMD. The observed improvements in biological inflammation may translate to faster recovery and improved functional capacity during subsequent exercise sessions. Full study can be downloaded here.

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