Many golfers take NSAID's (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) like they're M&M's. They pop one after another before, during and after a round in an effort to help fight soreness, aches, pains and reduce inflammation. For some, it would not be possible to play without them. However, NSAID's have the potential to damage your system. If they contain Naproxen you run the risk of damaging the interior wall of your digestive system. If they contain Acetaminophen you run the risk of damaging your liver. If you are lucky enough to have been born with genes that allow you to bypass these side effects chances are they will attack your joints later on in life. Either way none of the side effects are good. So what alternatives are there?
In our latest vlog (video blog) we discuss some supplements you can take that will aide in the reduction of the inflammatory response but also help in your overall health. Whichever you choose try segueing from meds to the alternatives mentioned. Not only will you feel better but you will be better, especially in the long run.
NOTE: Prior to taking any of the supplements mentioned above we recommend you check with your physician or health care provider.