A case of muscle soreness in a runner

Abstract

This case of a patient in my clinic describes how the product MyoMend can help with muscle soreness and muscle recovery time in a woman runner.

 

Patient Description and Problem

This woman was 45 y.o. and  a long distance runner for the previous 2 years.  She trained several days/week with long runs of 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and half marathons, and then events of half marathons, marathons and ultramarathons.  She was of very slight build and was suffering not only from fatigue but from significant muscle soreness on a regular basis that was only worsened after her runs.  She also noticed a longer and longer muscle recovery time needed before she had the strength and comfort to make her next run.  She was finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with her training and had to cut back to running only once per week.  

There were many issues to unravel with her including insufficient calories, insufficient carbohydrates and protein, an anxiety disorder and iron deficient anemia.  While we worked on all of the above and steady progress was made over time and a lot of hard work on her part,  what I want to point out is how the product MyoMend really helped her muscle soreness and shortened her muscle recovery time significantly.  

An intense level of exercise contributes to nutrient depletion, oxidative stress and free radical damage. If one is not attentive to the increased need for nutrient dense calories, high anti-oxidant foods and higher protein needs, there can be a cascade of results, including muscle strains, muscle weakness and muscle and joint discomfort. Therapeutic proteolytic enzymes are responsible for protein degradation and research has shown that proteolytic enzymes digest damaged protein accumulated as cellular debris that has built up in the joints and muscles.   As such, proteolytic enzymes may reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery after intense physical activity. Protease including papain and bromelain can facilitate muscle healing and shorten muscle recovery time. Proteases such as serrapeptase can reduce oxidative stress on muscle and joints. Catalase is an antioxidant enzyme and breaks down peroxide and thus protects cells. Non enzyme antioxidants such as bioflavonoid and rutin are free radical scavengers and rutin may help reduce leg cramping.  

 

Conclusion

My selection of the Myomend product was based on its array of proteolytic enzymes and antioxidants.