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    "Why you should throw out the Advil"

    I read this article in a Muscle Media mag. Has anyone heard anything of negative effects of Ibuprofen and acetaminophen on muscle growth?

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    "Will using common over-the-counter analgesics like ibuprofen and acetaminophen negatively affect muscle growth?
    Yes, according to Dr. todd A. Trappe and colleagues from the University of California, Berkeley. The researchers recently examined the effect of ibuprofen and acetaminophen in 24 well-trained males after heavy resistance exercise and found the analgesics slowed muscle protein synthesis by 76 percent compared to weight-training athletes who took a placebo."

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    First i've heard on this matter, personally wouldn't put to much faith into it
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    Yeah I cant imagine a simple pain killer affecting muscle growth by that high of a percentage.

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    I take Alleve, which has naproxen sodium. Wonder if that's any different than Ibuprofen or Acetominophen.....And what about good old asprin?
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    It holds for any of the NSAIDs.
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    What PowerManDL said.

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    Nobody really needs painkillers, so just don't use them........

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    Originally posted by gettinjackT
    Nobody really needs painkillers, so just don't use them........
    :withstupi I've learned to enjoy the pain. It's better then taking the risk that this stuff is adversely affecting your hard work.
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    Ibuprofen is also anti-infammatory...so it's not just a painkiller. It can help with muscle strains and such. If you aren't injured I wouldn't use it...but it has it's purpose.
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    So, do you think the asprin in an ECA stack would have a negative effect?

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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Ibuprofen is also anti-infammatory...so it's not just a painkiller. It can help with muscle strains and such. If you aren't injured I wouldn't use it...but it has it's purpose.
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    ummmmmm........I just use them for headaches..........
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    Man, I read too fast and thought that said Anvils... I was like WTF????

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    Anvils should only be thrown out by qualified blacksmiths or canines involved in cartoonish antics.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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