NSAIDs are OK for muscle pain, but may hinder training progress in the long run (eg, Shoenfeld 2012 and Mackey 2013). The electrolyte theory of muscle cramps has been kinda debunked in some contexts (eg, Braulick et al., 2013, Miller 2014, and McKenney et al., 2015)… although I still recommend all the broths & stocks (homemade, store-bought, chicken, beef, seafood, etc.) for just about everything. 20% of Kettle & Fire broths through this link!
But even when pickle juice works (eg, Miller et al., 2010), it kicks in way sooner than if it worked via replenishing electrolytes – more likely works via the acidity activating specific ion channels.
What do we have left?
Google Image Search came through pretty epic for this…
The TRP theory is pretty interesting and goes something like this:
We have sensory nerves that go from the periphery (eg, skin, tongue, GI tract, etc.) to the spinal cord & brain, to convey specific sensory information (eg, pain, heat, cold, etc.).
We have motor nerves that go from the brain & spine to the periphery (eg, muscles).
In some contexts which require a rapid response, like touching a hot stove, there is a very rapid feedback:
Reminders: still looking for a pair of hot blue blockers? Carbonshade and Spectra479 are offering 15% off with the coupon code LAGAKOS. And Kettle & Fire is offering 20% off of their delish broths/stocks HERE.
For the rest of this article and more head over to Patreon! Three bucks a month gets you access to all articles, past and future, and more!
If you’re on the fence considering it, try it out, you can cancel at any time! Also, there is a limited number of positions remaining at the $3 level.
Lastly, I’m open to suggestions; please feel free leave a comment or email me directly at email@example.com.