Help for Muscle Cramps & Spasms
Posted at 11:00 - July 13th, 2019 - Megan & Jae - Education Guides
Daily dietary recommendations for optimum muscle support
Potassium: 4,700 milligrams - possible food sources include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, soy, yogurt and tuna
Calcium: 500 – 800mg from algae-based supplements or food sources including sardines, soy, leafy green vegetables and chia seeds
Magnesium: 300 to 600mg, on average, - possible food sources include nuts, squash, bran, spinach, beans and avocado
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamin D deficiency may contribute to muscle weakness because the body uses this vitamin to support calcium and phosphorous balance
Vitamin E, B vitamins and selenium are also important nutrients for muscle health
Activity and Workouts Concerns
Loss of electrolytes can lead to painful muscle cramps and potentially muscle injury.
Intense workouts or working out for extended time periods can use up available electrolytes
Sweating causes the body to lose electrolytes
Muscle exhaustion may lead to cramping
A pulled muscle is a tear in the muscle tissue that occurs when the muscle is pushed too far creating damage
Ways to Improve Muscle Health
While cramps are painful, they are usually temporary.
Stretching the muscle, staying hydrated and resting the muscle help prevent further injury
A simple technique to relieve a muscles cramp is to walk it off, then gently shake the leg and massage the muscle
Include a regular stretching routine before and after exercising to warm up and cool down muscles
Drink fluids with electrolytes added when exercising in a hot environment which can cause dehydration and loss of critical minerals
Applying heat or taking a warm bath can assist fatigued muscles
Trace Minerals NO! Muscle Cramps
Hyland’s Leg Cramps
Solaray Magnesium & Potassium Asporotates
Eureka Market Vitamin D
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2019 marks Jae’s 20th year working as a Holistic Nutritionist and Supplement Specialist in the Health Food industry. This environment has afforded the opportunity to discuss health issues and solutions with thousands of customers and clients. Along the way, she has acquired multiple certifications including biogenealogy, environmental biology, holistic nutrition and various healing modalities. She is currently studying to complete a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition.
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