Kidney disease, liver disease, erectile dysfunction and digestion issues such as irritable bowel syndrome are among the few potential side effects of ingesting painkillers on a regular basis.
These supposedly harmless over-the-counter drugs stress your energy making mitochondria and then slowly destroy your liver. Just because these drugs are sold without a prescription does not always make them safe for your body to consume.
In addition, personal trainers advise that you should never take prescription or over-the-counter drugs during or after training sessions — as they may cause muscle protein breakdown and blunt anabolic (muscle building) hormone response to your training.
Finally, painkillers block our omega 3 pathways in the body. This is a growing problem, as the typical American has a 20:1 ratio of pro-inflammatory omega 6 to anti-inflammatory omega 3 — which is far from ideal.
So, next time you consider popping that pain pill, think twice — and give your body something beneficial instead.
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