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Best way to reduce lactic acid burn / PEM?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by Sherpa, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    When I "over do" it, I get lactic acid burn and muscle aches all over.

    Ribose seems to help in some cases.

    Is there any rescue remedies that get rid of muscle aches and pains you'd recommend?
     
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    Martial Senior Member

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    Magnesium, creatine, omega 3s, beta alanine, and protien. Transdermal magnesium works especially well.
     
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    Mary Senior Member

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    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    Thanks folks! I have been trying creatine (MagnaPower by Albion) per your suggestion and I think its really helping!

    I just got finished with an almost an hour of yard work, took 500mg of creatine and 5g d-ribose before, no aching at all!
     
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  6. Valentijn

    Valentijn WE ARE KINA

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    D-ribose has never had any effect on me, and creatine just made my entire body swell up for a while :(
     
  7. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    Beta alanine looks interesting, also. Thanks @Martial. This study suggests Beta Alanine supplementation dramatically increases carsonine in muscles of elderly people and improves their exercise capacity. I am not elderly but my muscles sure do feel quite weak.

    One women with muscle aches writes in a review of Beta-Alanine:
    "These are not just for athletes or those who work out regularly. I am a middle age woman who tends to get sore muscles. As stated in the description Beta-Alanine is converted to carnosine by the body which in turn removes the build up of acids from your muscles. Whether the acid is from foods or exercise, this product does wonders to make my muscles feel their best. I will not be without it."
     
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  8. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    I've been on beta alanine (800mg t.i.d.) for a few days now and I seem to have less muscle aching. The supplement gives a pleasant tingling effect and I'm not as couchbound towards the end of the days.

    I recommend researching this supplement to anyone suffering from muscle burn after very moderate amount of activity.
     
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    Another effective supplement for lactic acid reduction is citrulline malate. I have not tried it personally, but a lot of body builders report good effect from it. Keep in mind that citrulline is cycled to become arginine, and malate will increase the level of malic acid by shifting the equilibrium, which can cause problems in some people.
     
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    RUkiddingME Senior Member

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    I will be looking into the above recommendations. The last couple of weeks I have been getting bad lactic acid burn in my body from just standing!! Totally new symptom for me. Yes I would get it from climbing one flight of stairs but never with only standing. My arms burn as well just by using them.
     

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