Muscle Cramping & Spasms
Treatment for Muscle Cramps
Treatment for foot cramps, muscle cramps, leg cramps, “charlie horse” or nocturnal leg cramps can be done naturally.
|1. Muscle Cramp/Tension Formula provides important electrolytes and soothing herbs to help lessen occasional nighttime or exercise-related leg muscle cramps and ease muscle tension while promoting overall relaxation.|
|2. Electrolyte Energy Formula contains the electrolytes you need to keep muscles from cramping.|
|3. Make sure you take a vitamin B-6 supplement; B-6 helps to escort magnesium (an important muscle-relaxing electrolyte) and other electrolytes into the muscles.|
|4. Stay hydrated and stretch tight muscles regularly.|
1. Get your thyroid and vitamin D levels checked. Thyroid problems and low vitamin D can cause muscle cramping.
2. If you’re taking an acid blocking drug for reflux, consider a reflux natural treatment.
3. Eating plenty of leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and other vegetables will supply you with a constant supply of electrolytes.
These problems are typically caused by an imbalance in electrolytes, or the specific minerals (and other nutrients) that help the muscles to relax, after they contract or tighten.
Muscle cramps, foot cramps and nocturnal leg cramps are extremely common – and can be difficult to treat. Its not as simple as eating a few bananas for the potassium. You need plenty of other electrolytes including sodium, potassium, chloride, and magnesium for proper muscle function.
Further, electrolytes won’t just be automatically absorbed into your body – if this were true you probably wouldn’t be having muscle cramps, “Charlie horse”, foot cramps or nocturnal leg cramps in the first place.
Electrolytes can be tough to absorb for a few reasons, such as:
- Acid blocking prescription drugs and antacids (minerals need acid to be absorbed
- Tannins (chemicals in coffee, tea, wine)
Lack of electrolytes is due to:
- Poor diet (minimal fresh veggies, nuts, fruits, etc)
- Excessive sweating. People whose clothes have a white ‘stain’ on them after sweating have a heavy loss of electrolytes in their sweat.
- Poor hydration, with the wrong fluids (soda, energy drinks, coffee, tea, etc)
Other causes of muscle cramps include:
- Poor blood flow
- Muscle fatigue
- Diuretic medication (“water pills”)
- Thyroid imbalance (high or low function
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Hyperventilation (breathing too fast and hard)
- Excessive vomiting