Painkillers - alternatives (not only) for athletes!
Not only (high-performance) athletes,
suffer from massive side effects due to the intake of so-called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs). Now hold on tight: we are talking about around 2.5 million painkiller-induced kidney diseases per year.
( Source: Sandhu, GK; Heynemann, CA Nephrotoxic potential of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors. Ann. Pharmacother.2004,38,700-704)
often go under. Taking the painkillers lowers the stimulus threshold to such an extent that the athlete thinks everything is fine: "Oh, the pain is gone, great; then I can train again". The pain is literally "masked".
And: I am also addressing children and older people here, who can not only damage their muscles due to the use of such painkillers.
because the regeneration of the muscles, tendons and ligaments is massively negatively influenced. Why? Because protein biosynthesis is inhibited. You, dear experienced reader, know that proteins are our basic building blocks. Imagine a house with broken bricks. Can this still be stable? Certainly not. And it's the same with your body structure.
For example, paracetamol can lead to a reduction in tendon stiffness. This was found in a study by Tsai et al.(2010).
Alternatives are in demand
Many of you know that I value Dr Müller Wohlfahrt very much. He works with natural resources and specifically uses polyphenols , among other things, to support the immune system and protect the cells. It goes without saying that this also includes omega 3 fatty acids (ideally taken in the evening), vitamin D and magnesium.
But it also makes sense in everyday life to integrate the valuable protective substances found in nature. For example, beetroot (raw and cooked) contains many good anthocyanins that support your cell system.
Please also remember to consume enough high-quality protein. Ideal in the evening, increasing protein synthesis overnight.
I am proud
which has been reported in many studies on the positive properties of wild blueberries. For example, when extracted and concentrated appropriately, they lead to faster muscle regeneration ( Mc Leay Y. et al. 2012) and show very positive results in relation to oxidative stress (rust protection for the body).
The German sports doctor newspaper writes that a daily consumption of about 450g of wild blueberries is necessary to achieve a verifiable effect. Unfortunately, since these can no longer be harvested in our region (we need a high anthocyanin content, which the raw fruit unfortunately does not offer), I like to use an alternative. They all know you: blueantox®.
Whatever your activity, I wish you always strong muscles, tendons and ligaments so that your chronic health is maintained.
Author Dipl. Ing. (bio-med) Jutta Suffner
about the author
Dipl. Ing. (bio-med) Jutta Suffner
Jutta Suffner has been drawn to medicine since she was a child. After training as a medical-technical radiology assistant, she completed a degree in biomedicine and researched neurodegenerative diseases using magnetic resonance imaging in Canada. In Europe, the author worked for a world-renowned company in the field of ultrasound diagnostics for more than two decades.
Then, in her early 30s, she received a horrific diagnosis and was hospitalized for almost a year. The prospects of delayed viral myocarditis were bleak and the beginning of nearly seven years of transformation and recovery. So she started researching again and found that the attitude to life, the lifestyle and other natural products can help for a faster healing process. Additional training as an alternative practitioner and research into a natural food supplement have accompanied her to her current vision that dying healthy is possible.