Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Magnesium Running Cramps and Leg Cramps

If you're a regular sufferer of leg cramps, running calf cramps and night time leg cramps and have tried 'almost everything', then perhaps the 'lullaby' mineral, magnesium, may have some benefits for you.

Magnesium is found in foods such as leafy green vegetables, mixed nuts and whole grains and you need at least 320 mg/day for women and 420 mg/day for men to get the RDA . . . more if you have an active life.

It has an active role in muscle contraction and relaxation and deficiencies of magnesium are associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, fatigue and pre-eclampsia - just to name a few.

To get enough magnesium to prevent leg cramps and running cramps (and to prevent cardiovascular disease) you would have to eat large quantities of magnesium rich foods . . . but for many - particularly those with poor nutrition and/or an active lifestyle this just isn't enough.

It is estimated that 90 per cent of Americans (and probably a similar percentage in other so called developed countries) are magnesium deficient . . . certainly about 80% of people with type 2 diabetes are magnesium deficient and people on magnesium supplements may be able to lower their cholesterol by as much as 20%.

So if you are suffering painful leg cramps, running cramps, calf cramps, or night time leg cramps you should take a look at supplementing with magnesium and also getting a check up with your local GP.

This way you can make sure there aren't some other diseases associated with nutritional deficiencies that are likely to do more than give you a muscle cramp.

The Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide has a number of treatment plans to help you get rid of those painful leg cramps - including a nutritional plan for magnesium and other major minerals involved in preventing and reversing leg cramps and maintaining optimal health.

9 Comments:

At 12:58 AM, Blogger 公車 said...

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At 12:02 PM, Blogger 糟糕啦 said...

More haste, less speed.........................................

 
At 1:38 AM, Anonymous Ron said...

Before serious loads, like heavy training sessions and races, prepare your muscles with good warming up. This way you will relax muscles and increase blood flow. Jog about 15 minutes before you start with a strong training.

 
At 1:03 AM, Anonymous Leg cramps at night said...

This is because in our society people eat far to less foods containing magnesium.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger soni said...

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At 8:56 PM, Anonymous night leg cramps said...

Magnesium supplements should do the trick. Don't forget to add potassium to the mix too.

 
At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Magnesium Citrate said...

Hello friends,

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Thanks a lot...

 
At 12:49 AM, Anonymous l arginine said...

You said it intelligently.

 
At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Nurse Jon said...

The best way to get the mag is with unprocessed sea salt. Dissolve it in the mouth, drink a glass of water and the cramps will be gone in 30-45 seconds. Drink before running and you will not have cramps at all.

Happy running.

http://www.watercures.org/water-cures-leg-cramps.html

 

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