Antioxidant supplements after exercise could be a waste of time, says study
New research published in the Cochrane Library this week has found that taking antioxidant supplements before or after exercise to reduce muscle soreness could be ineffective.
Carried out by the University of Portsmouth and Sheffield Hallam University, the new review looked at 50 studies that compared the effect of taking high-dose antioxidant supplements with taking a placebo.
The studies included a total of 1,089 participants, nearly nine out of ten male, and who all engaged in strenuous exercise which was sufficient to cause muscle soreness.
Many people take antioxidant supplements such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods before and after exercise in the h…
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