What is muscle damage?

We've all felt the results of the first day at the gym: soreness, stiffness, inflammation, and pain. The cause of this discomfort is known as exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD), and although it’s uncomfortable, is a necessary part of growth. Read More

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The database contains 41 supplements that reduce muscle damage. They are displayed on this page in order from most to least effective. Click on the supplement for an in-depth report on their ability to reduce muscle damage.

Supplement Claim Effectiveness Rating
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)
Prickly Pear
Inositol Stabilized Arginine Silicate
Oat Protein
Soy Protein
Tribulus Terrestris
Fish Oil
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
Betalain
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
Curcumin
Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piperine)
Astaxanthin
Essential Amino Acids
Taurine
Green Tea Extract
Vitamin E
Branched Chain Amino Acids
Creatine Monohydrate
Quercetin
Alpha-Ketoisocaproic Acid
HMB
Golden Root Extract - Rhodiola
Coenzyme Q10
Vitamin C
N-Acety-L-Cysteine
Anthocyanins
Arachidonic Acid
Tart Cherry
Arginine
Beetroot Juice
Phosphatidylserine
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Glutathione
Multivitamins
Bromelain
Leucine
Hibiscus Extract
Glutamine
Glycine
Whey Protein