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Post Massage Cravings

November 27, 2012
by Erin B

Can anyone tell me why getting a massage for my previously torn rotator cuff makes me crave citrus?  Not oranges, but limes, grapefruit and lemons?  It is weird, but consistent….

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  1. LAT permalink
    November 27, 2012 3:44 pm

    Googled this up:

    Vitamin C and Exercise Recovery
    “…A previously mentioned study found that vitamin C supplementation prevented muscle soreness … it is likely that vitamin C does not directly function in muscle recovery because post-exercise values in the previous study fell to values 20% below baseline within the first 24 hours of recovery. The possibility does exist that vitamin C may play an indirect role in exercise recovery. The vitamin has the ability to regenerate vitamin E. This means that any function vitamin E has within the body can also be linked back to vitamin C… The literature to date seems to imply that vitamin C probably has no direct significant role in muscle recovery from exercise, but may possibly play a significant indirect role in the process.


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