One of the active ingredients in our PRE is turmeric. Used for centuries in Asian medicinal practices for its anti inflammatory & muscle recovery benefits. Taken before exercise, turmeric can help offset exercise induced muscle damage and increase muscle recovery.
Researchers examined the effects of curcumin (turmeric's active ingredient) in inflammation and recovery of running performance following downhill running in mice. Researchers were amazed by the results. Downhill running decreased both treadmill run time to fatigue (48 h and 72 h) and voluntary activity in curcumin fed mice. Downhill running increase in inflammatory cytokines and creatine kinase were also both blunted by curcumin feedings. Researchers concluded that the results support the hypothesis that curcumin can reduce inflammation and offset performance deficits associated with eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage.