Lactic acid isn’t your muscles’ foe. It can actually keep you happy, fit, and motivated, according to a study published.
Lactic acid has a bad reputation. Many people blame it for fatigue, sore muscles, and cramps. They think of it as a waste product that should be avoided at all cost. Guess what? Scientists have discovered that lactic acid plays a critical role in generating energy during exercise. Far from being the bad boy of metabolism, lactic acid provides fuels for many tissues, helps use dietary carbohydrates, and serves as fuel for liver production of glucose and glycogen. In fact, lactic acid is nature’s way of helping you survive stressful situations.
Check out these links for more info on Lactic Acid:
- Outside Online: Lactic Acid Fuels Your Brain
- Healthcanal.com: New research sheds light on how the body regulates fundamental neuro-hormone