Supplements for DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

DOMS is a problem that almost all people who play sports experience. In order to reduce unpleasant symptoms, some exercises can be used, but carefully selected dietary supplements are also very helpful.


In case of DOMS, branched-chain amino acids are effective. BCAAs increase endurance and speed up regenerative processes. A worth recommending product in this category is Xtend by Scivation. It is a multi-component preparation containing, among others, leucine, taurine and alanine. The supplement increases muscle strength and endurance, inhibits catabolism and effectively promotes regeneration both during and after the training.


Another group of supplements limiting problems associated with DOMS is HMB. Mainly their work is to increase endurance, improve efficiency and support regeneration. HMB also facilitates the dry muscle mass building. Among this type of products there is HMB by Hi Tec Nutrition. Its strong anabolic and anti-catabolic effects make it recommended even in case of very intense workouts.


Glutamine also plays an important role. It is an amino acid that significantly reduces the time required for post-workout regeneration and at the same time increases endurance and counteracts catabolism. A very good supplement in this category is, for example, Activlab’s Glutamine 1000.


In case of DOMS, it is also worth providing the body with appropriate vitamins and minerals, and above all magnesium and potassium.