Athletes and gym users often push themselves to the limit, sometimes over-training or extending themselves to the point where they need recovery supplements to help heal sore muscles and allow them to resume training more quickly.
Recovery supplements essentially aim to replenish certain amino acids that help muscle recovery. Three supplements are particularly important – glutamine, creatine and branched chain amino acids.
Glutamine can account for over half the amino acids in muscle tissue. During exercise it is quickly depleted, slowing down muscle recovery and affecting strength levels during subsequent workouts. A glutamine recovery supplement is designed to counteract these effects.
For its part, creatine plays an important role in energy production. Muscles typically contain enough energy to last between 10 and 15 seconds during intense t