Muscle Myths

Weekly doses of glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help speed recovery in muscle injuries, reports a new Northwestern…

Does corticosteroid behave like parathyroid hormone: anabolic when pulsed, catabolic when steady release?

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Reactive oxygen species released by the mitochondria of injured muscle cells trigger muscle repair; it is excessive ROS that causes muscle damage.  As such, taking anti-oxidants may disrupt this physiological balance, and cause more harm than good.