The reason I love working out at my local CrossFit box is because of the forever changing movements. I’m never plateauing with regards to my workout regime. Whenever the coaches put us through a tough WOD (workout of the day), it’s almost guaranteed that I’m going to be left with soreness on the third day, or most commonly heard as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness).
To counter act the DOMS I usually workout through the (good) pain and it often goes away. But sometimes life gets in the way and I have to skip a few WODS at CrossFit and I don’t go as often as I’d like.
As suggested by my Boyfriend, who has been competing in Ironman Triathlons for the last four years, he takes many vitamins and supplements, and protein shakes on a daily basis. So, now I too have been taking some supplements, and one of them includes this Swiss Natural MicroLactin in 500mg’s.
What is MicroLactin?
It’s a product that promises success in better joint mobility and less pain. But that is not the main selling point for this product. Athletes who want to train harder with more frequency and want to increase their strength and endurance would take something like MicroLactin. Think about the build up of lactic acid in one’s body when working out. That is what causes you to be stiff or sore after a work out. MicroLactin helps DOMS and joints heal faster. Michael Phelps tidbit: Michael Phelps actually has a really unique diagnoses where he actually produces less lactic acid than others which means it takes him less time to recover, and more time to train. Thus he wouldn’t need this product ;)
Be cautious of MicroLactin if:
Even though it says it’s safe for those who are lactose intolerant. I would suggest that people who are lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy should not take this as it contains milk protein concentrate, the product is 97% lactose free. Just be cautious.
I’ve only been taking these supplements for the past three weeks, and while it’s difficult to really say how it effects my body in such a short amount of time, I do feel a bit better with regards to being less sore after a workout.
Do you take any supplements or vitamins on a daily basis?
I’m not a professional in taking supplements, and in fact I’m quite new at it. These are just my opinions on taking these supplements myself.