20 Reasons Not To Use Ibuprofen For Fitness

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 20 Reasons Not To Use Ibuprofen For Fitness

Ibuprofen is classified as a NSAID, and there has been a lot of discussion regarding the mechanism of ibuprofen. It has been found that ibuprofen can negatively affect the body which is why experts strictly tell patients not to take ibuprofen for fitness purposes. Mentioned below are twenty reasons why the said medicine is not suitable for fitness.

  • Autoimmune diseases

Ibuprofen increases the risk of falling victim to a number of diseases. Moreover, overusing of this medicine can lead to a series of inflammation which consequently causes autoimmune diseases.

  • Ulcers

According to research, those who take ibuprofen are at a higher risk of developing ulcers. In fact, people taking the pill have a five percent greater chance of developing an ulcer as opposed to those who don’t take it.

  • Leaky gut syndrome

Ibuprofen causes the intestinal wall to fray. As a result, the walls of the intestine become increasingly porous, and they allow bigger molecules to be released in the blood. The body's immune system does acknowledge the presence of these molecules. However, since it is unable to recognize the molecules, it attacks them.

  • Cardiac risks

Because of a different functioning mechanism, ibuprofen increases the risk of stroke and heart attack in a person.

  • Joint deterioration

It is true that ibuprofen has the power to reduce the inflammation and pain that a patient feels. However, this holds true for a short period. The fact is that Ibuprofen can worsen the health of the joints in the long run.

  • Improper healing

Taking ibuprofen can lead to improper healing of any broken bone because the medicine interferes with the natural healing process. Taking ibuprofen leads to a deficiency in the cartilage template. As a result, there is a hindrance in the formation of a new bone.

  • Gut barrier dysfunction

Ibuprofen has the potential to further aggravate an injury in the small intestine that might be caused by exercise. This can lead to the dysfunction of the gut barrier.

  • Thyroid issues

Ibuprofen has the ability to inhibit the effects that thyroid has on the body's internal system and thus disrupts the regulation of the body's temperature. Consequently, the body has no control over the temperature in a proper manner which can lead to thyroid problems.

  • Increased injury risk

While Ibuprofen is a pain killer, it has no part in preventing any sort of muscle cell damage. In fact, when you continue to function with a muscle injury, the risk of injury is increased.

  • Kidney failure

Since ibuprofen is known to decrease the proper functioning of kidneys, it can create a higher risk of kidney damage if used for an extended period and can even lead to renal failure.

Further reasons for avoiding Ibuprofen:

  • Ibuprofen covers up vital signs that let us know that there is an imbalance with regards to the health of our internal organs.


  • People that take ibuprofen have been found to have an increased level of chemical indicators that can lead to muscle damage.



  • According to research, consuming ibuprofen did not result in any reduction in soreness felt by a person which means that there is no benefit in taking this medicine for fitness purposes.


  • Ibuprofen is known to reduce the synthesis of muscle protein which means that the process of muscle growth and regeneration is slowed down.


  • It has no effect on the ability of a person to work better because of such a pill.


  • It leads to an increased risk of being a victim to musculoskeletal injuries.


  • It causes metabolic disturbances that can be life threatening.


  • It causes respiratory reactions.


  • It can lead to hyponatremia.

So, if you’ve been meaning to take Ibuprofen for fitness, don’t!

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