DOMS Decreased with Taurine

 🔬Specially looking at TAURINE in young healthy men and its effects on delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS)


💪🏻 TRAINING: “Participants ingested either 2.0 g of placebo or taurine supplement three times a day for 2 weeks before and 3 days after high-intensity ECC. Two weeks after starting supplementation, participants performed two sets of unilateral maximal-effort ECC of the elbow flexors on a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer. Each set consisted of 20 contractions with each contraction lasting 3 s and repeated every 9 s, and a 4 min period of rest in between sets.”

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📚 RESULTS: “ The severity of DOMS 2 days after ECC was significantly less in the taurine group than in the placebo group. The area under the curve for DOMS was also significantly smaller in the taurine group. However, taurine supplementation did not affect muscle damage (CIR, ROM, and serum Mb level and CK activity) after ECC. These results suggest that taurine supplementation effectively decreases DOMS after high-intensity ECC in young healthy men.”

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TAKE 🏠: It seems that Taurine may have a positive effect on DOMS in males which could be useful for those completing multiple sessions in a week for a given muscle/muscle group and use DOMS as a method of gauging appropriate frequency of training

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🔍 Ra SG, et al. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015. 2015;803:765-72. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15126-7_61.