Barbara Roberts, Homeopath

Homeopathic remedies for Exercise

Another of my questions from my giveaway. Remedies to support recovery from strenuous exercise/sport.

The first remedy that comes up is Arnica. There is good evidence for this, a placebo controlled trial of marathon runners given Arnica 30X showed that muscle soreness was less in the Arnica group.

Interestingly there was no difference in cell enzyme damage, so you would need to be careful to give yourself time to recover because while you may not feel the pain, the damage may still be there.

Rhus Tox is like a rusty gate. When you start moving you are stiff, slow and sore. If you can keep going though your movements get easier, but if you overdo it then you are straight back into stiff and sore.

I’m not much of an athlete, and I don’t have a huge amount of personal experience in this. So, like any good health professional I did some research to back up the two remedies I knew would help. I came across one more:

Sarcolactic Acid. This is what is formed in muscles when there is strenuous exercise and a move to anaerobic energy production. (More about that here: Homeopathically Sarcolactic acid is associated with a tired feeling, soreness all over and muscle weakness.

Have you tried any of these remedies after exercise? I would love to hear your experience, particularly about Sarcolactic Acid which is a new remedy to me!

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