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Old 11-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
Ramon
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Default Ibuprofen: Benefits and Risks

I read an interesting article from a tennis newsletter on Ibuprofen:

http://www.active.com/nutrition/Arti...-Vitamin-I.htm

It basically explains that the mechanism that results in an anti-inflammatory effect also inhibits enzymes that promote repair and muscle building. The author recommends taking Ibuprofen for acute pain but not as a regular supplement to avoid soreness after exercise. I recently had an acute shoulder injury, and I found Ibuprofen to be helpful to get me through competitive matches, but I don't plan to take it regularly once it starts to feel better.

Any thoughts?
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