CHONDROITIN SULFATE DOES NOT REDUCE POST-EXERCISE MUSCLE PAIN
Flynn, M. G., Braun, W. A., Armstrong, J., Lambert, C. P., Jacks, D., Yates, J., & Mylona, E. (1998). Effect of oral chondroitin sulfate supplements on muscle soreness, creatine kinase, and markers of inflammation. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(5), Supplement abstract 581.
In males (N = 16) who performed strenuous sets of biceps curls after being supplemented with oral chondroitin for 14 days, there was no effect of the product on muscle soreness, creatine kinase levels, or other markers of inflammation when compared to a similar group who did not use the substance.
Implication. Chondroitin sulfate does not attenuate post-exercise muscle soreness or markers of inflammation.
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