Rehabilitating lactate: From poison to cure

When George Brooks first began investigating lactate, or lactic acid, sports physiologists saw it as a muscle poison that lowered performance. His research over decades has reversed that picture, showing that it is the body’s way of revving up for exercise or to fight disease. Clinicians are now planning clinical trials to use lactate to treat traumatic brain injury and a host of illnesses, including heart attacks, inflammation and swelling.

Source: Rehabilitating lactate: From poison to cure: Once thought to cause muscle fatigue, it’s now being investigated as a treatment for disease — ScienceDaily