Special Curcumin and Boswellia Combo May Help Exercise-Induced Muscle Discomfort
Musculoskeletal discomfort can occur in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. A common cause of musculoskeletal discomfort is overexertion from sports and exercise. A new study suggests that a special extract, called Rhuleave-K, that combines curcumin and boswellia serrata in a sesame oil base may help relieve exercise-induced musculoskeletal discomfort.
For their study, the researchers recruited 232 adults who were experiencing exercise-induced musculoskeletal discomfort. They were given a single dose of 1,000 mg of Rhuleave-K or a placebo.
Participants were categorized according to the location of discomfort in the body following exercise – head and neck, upper limb, lower limb, trunk, and general body. The intensity of discomfort was evaluated every 30 minutes for 6 hours following supplementation.
Many participants in the supplement group saw relief begin within 40 minutes of supplementation, and some reported total relief by as early as 160 minutes.
Participants with musculoskeletal discomfort in the head and neck experienced the fastest relief. Relief was slowest for participants with pain in the chest, pelvis, abdomen, and back. No significant changes in pain were seen in the placebo group.
The study was conducted by researchers from the Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center. It was published online ahead of print on March 20, 2022 in the Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences.
In a previous study, blackcurrant extract was found to help improve muscle recovery after exercise.