Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Turmeric Spices Curcumin

Supplementation With Curcuminoids Shown To Reduce Muscle Soreness and Improve Performance


Exercise-induced muscle injury frequently occurs after unaccustomed exercise, particularly if the exercise involves a large amount of eccentric (muscle lengthening) contractions.  A new study suggests that supplementation with 200 mg of curcuminoids (1,000 mg of curcumin) may help reduce muscle soreness and reduce declines in performance.





Sixty-three physically active men and women with an average age of 21 participated in the study. The participants consumed 50 mg of curcuminoids (250 mg of curcumin), 200 mg of curcuminoids (1,000 mg of curcumin), or a placebo daily for eight weeks. At the end of the supplementation period, the participants completed a downhill running exercise intended to induce muscle damage. Muscle function and perceived soreness were measured before the run and at 1 hour, 24 hours, 48 hours, and 72 hours after the run.



No decline in muscle function was found in the 200 mg curcuminoid group, while it significantly decreased in the 50 mg and placebo groups. Muscle soreness increased in all the groups, however non-significant improvements in muscle soreness were seen in the 200 mg group.



The study was conducted by researchers from Lindenwood University. It was published online ahead on July 23, 2019 in the journal Nutrients.


Previous article Higher Dietary Intake of Calcium and Magnesium Associated With Reduced Migraine Occurrence

Related Posts

Moderate Consumption of Nitrate-Rich Vegetables May Help Improve Cardiovascular Health
Moderate Consumption of Nitrate-Rich Vegetables May Help Improve Cardiovascular Health
Nitrates dilate (widen or relax) the arteries and the veins not only in ...
Read More
Ashwagandha Root May Help Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Ashwagandha Root May Help Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Ashwagandha is a small evergreen shrub that grows in India, the Middle E...
Read More
Eating More Plant Protein and High-Quality Carbohydrates May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Eating More Plant Protein and High-Quality Carbohydrates May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Sources of plant protein include pulses, tofu, soya, tempeh, seitan, nut...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

×