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Enzyme therapy improved recovery

Muscles damaged by exercise can become sore and painful later, slowing training and reducing performance.

In this study, 72 male athletes, age 20 to 50, took Wobenzym—a combination of bromelain, papain, pancreatin, and trypsin—or a placebo 72 hours before and 72 hours after a day of exhausting quadriceps exercises designed to damage muscle. Some of the men were less resistance-trained, others were endurance trained. Compared to placebo, the less resistance-trained men who took the enzyme were able to maintain strength and had less pain after exercise. The endurance athletes had less inflammation, and signs of beneficial effects on metabolic and immune function.

 

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