Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Immunomodulators for inflammation and muscle injury due to exercise

Alfredo Córdova


Ergogenic (pharmacological and nutritional) aids in sport, such as immunomodulators would be useful for reducing the harmful effects of muscle injury and inflammation, as well as in statees of fatigue. These aids, on accelerating the recovery process, could be important for improving performance by preventing damaging responses to exhausting exercise and modulating the homeostatic adaption processes which lead to recovery and remodelling. With the use of these aids, the increase in training load that could be tolerated by athletes, which would also be very beneficial for their performance, is also an important aspect to consider, as well as mechanisms to preserve the health of the athlete. Finally, remember that these extra requirements should be evaluated and recommended by a suitable professional.

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