Eucalyptus for Sports & Fitness

Also indexed as:Eucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus
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Why Do Athletes Use It?*

Some athletes say that eucalyptus helps relieve muscle soreness.

What Do the Advocates Say?*

Eucalyptus contains substances related to menthol, and has a warming effect on the skin and muscles. This could result in a pain-relieving effect on sore muscles, but research is needed to confirm this.

*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.

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