Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Supplements for shoulder injury

As mentioned in my previous post, I've sustained a Shoulder Injury while working out not too long ago. I've since stopped lifting weights and focused on cardio training (various cardio machines and sometimes I include a dose of M100s to spice it up!).

Although my left shoulder has improved since completing the 4 tit tar therapy sessions at Oriental Tit Tar, I find that my left shoulder still feels tender. I need to be careful whenever I move or swing my left arm as I do not want to aggravate the injury or cause a relapse. I sure hope this is not paranoia...

I bought some supplements yesterday with the hope of aiding and speeding up my recovery.

Since I'm a VIP member of GNC, naturally GNC would be my preferred store.


Having done my research before visiting the GNC store at Bangsar Village, I knew what I needed to get to help my busted shoulder ligament.


My shopping list consist of the following products:-
1. Triple C Timed Release (Vitamin C), 90 Tablets;
2. Triflex (Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM), 240 Tablets; and
3. Calcium, Magnesium & Zinc With Copper, 180 Tablets.

Property of Mr Flabby Less
Supplements purchased to aid recovery of injured shoulder

Why these supplements? What are the benefits? Let me share below...

Vitamin C
  • Plays an important role in ligament repair;
  • Needed to form an important protein called collagen, which helps make ligaments and tendons;
  • Plays a major role in the maintenance and repair of cartilage;
  • Helps block harmful free radicals from causing further damage and thus encourage ligament repair;
  • Reduces risk of diseases;
  • Promotes overall immunity; and
  • Delays premature aging.

Glucosamine
  • Natural ingredient used to produce various macromolecules (e.g. proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans) that are essential for building/rebuilding of tendons, ligaments and cartilage.

Chondroitin
  • Important supplement to pair with glucosamine;
  • Helps form proteoglycans for building/rebuilding of extracellular matrix of connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage;
  • Aids in pain relief; and
  • Reduces swelling and stiffness in joints.

MSM
  • Helps in joint and bone conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis;
  • Contains sulfur and responsible for the flexible bonds between amino acids in the formation of connective tissues; and
  • Aids in pain relief.

Calcium
  • Helps muscle contraction;
  • Supports maintenance of bones and teeth; and
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis.

Magnesium
  • Supports maintenance of bones and teeth; and
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis.

Zinc
  • Essential for growth and development and various processes in the body;
  • Stabilises the structures of proteins and cell membranes;
  • Helps rebuild damaged tissues; and
  • Aids wound healing.

Copper
  • Supports maintenance of bones and teeth;
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis;
  • Helps rebuild damaged tissues; and
  • Aids wound healing.  



Results (both +ve and -ve) of ingesting supplements can differ for everyone. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that these will work for me. I'm seriously looking forward to hitting the weights section of the gym again!


Why so "kan cheong"? Vanity factor mah...:-P

4 comments:

  1. are oriental tits better than western ones?

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  2. The best prohormone supplements for cutting down, leaning out and add lean hard muscle gains.

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    1. Cool range of supplements! Thanks mate!

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