omg the last few mornings when i wake up i am having cramps in my calves. this morning it was brutal. i am getting plenty of potassium in my diet i think. also taking magnesium. any other suggestions as to what it could be?
i am getting plenty of potassium in my diet i think
My salt is pretty high. I am in the process of upping my calcium though
Magnesium acts in a hurry to relieve tension.No, thank God. Leg cramps are awful.
This makes a lot of sense. My leg cramps started appearing soon after I started eating a lot more salt, but I'm not sure if my magnesium may be too low as well - I will try to experiment with more potassium and more magnesium on separate days to see what may be the cause (I have a feeling a little bit of both)Magnesium acts in a hurry to relieve tension.
But when I took 150 or 300 mg glycerophosphate Mg, it only masked the problem.
So you have to balance between Na / k and Ca / mg.
Ca chases Mg, in case of stress. So, it's no use anticipating.
I practice as follows:
150 mg Mg at the morning meal. Sometimes at noon. Not later, except when " I'm going crazy".
Potassium is the key element in prevention. Not Magnesium. : So a vegetable or avocado intake on the menu will help.
If I do not have Mg on hand: a mountain orange, or even a banana.
Sodium should not exceed potassium (4 gr). Ideally 50% but it is not realistic.
4 gr Na = 10 gr Sea salt.
A calcium-rich food at the evening meal will help (PTH) to relax, if there is no milk on the menu. If it is a hard cheese, it will be necessary to compensate the imbalance (excess of P) with vegetables (K and Ca). For example broccoli (Ca) or a banana (K and Mg).
To help destress, 2 tsp hydrolysed collagen will help. L-theanine too, 100 mg, twice a day.
And of course relaxation exercises will help (to relieve the calf scramps).