One of the few supplements to hold up under research scrutiny, creatine has been shown to help lessen the pain and duration of muscle soreness from an intense weight lifting workout. Creatine is an amino acid whose job in your body is to funnel energy to your cells, particularly that of your muscles. So more creatine in your system makes for more energy both for building and repairing those biceps you’ve been working so hard on. Even better, reported side effects like bloating or stomach upset are rare and generally mild.

Note: you do not have to be sore for it to have been a good workout. I’m not saying you should strive for sore but DOMS happen to the best (and worst) of us!

Any of you have a tried-and-true trick for dealing with sore muscles? Share, please! What’s your fave category of soreness? Anyone else kinda love being sore? I love a good burn but hate being crippled. There’s such a thing as “good sore” right?

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