White willow bark, or salix alba, contains a substance called salicin, and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Salicin is part of a group of compounds called salicylates found in many foods and aspirin.
As to whether white willow bark has any real use in health needs more proper research, but it is unlikely to have any benefits in bodybuilding. Incidentally, a number of people suffer with intolerance to high amounts of salicylates, causing headaches and skin problems.
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