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I'm reading TIme Crunched Cyclist right now, and the author talks a lot about the body adapting to the lactate buildup from exercise and learning how to clear it more efficiently as you exercise more, thus gaining more endurance, less soreness, etc.
My question is this: I have been using Sportlegs, which are a supplement that is supposed to buffer lactate and help the body clear it faster. I think it works. Since I've been using it, my muscles are less sore. So does this interfere with the body's ability to adapt to higher lactate levels and gain efficiency in clearing it? Could I be hindering possible gains to my body by using this?