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Muscle Aches & Cramps

When you experience a muscle cramp, you know it. It can be a painful sensation, especially in the feet or legs. If you are an athlete or work out often, then you dramatically increase your chances of getting them. But a few simple precautions will eradicate cramps.

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What Causes Muscle Cramps?

Muscle cramps often are caused by dehydration and/or muscle fatigue, as well as nutritional deficiency. Even a slight calcium deficiency can cause painful muscle cramps, especially nighttime leg cramps. Potassium and magnesium are also required in the body. 

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Treatments for Muscle Cramp

The first thing to do when you have a muscle cramp is to slowly stretch the muscle while doing some deep breathing to restore oxygen to the blood. Yoga stretches are excellent for this. Apply heat to the muscle, as heat improves superficial blood circulation and makes muscles more flexible. You can massage the essential oils of lavender and chamomile into the cramped muscle (combine these with almond oil if desired), as both are anti­spasmodic. To avoid cramping in the future, try these preventative treatments:

  • Take calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin D.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Stretch before and after workouts or strenuous activity.
  • Drink plenty of green tea.
  • Take magnesium citrate (with food) and a generous dose of skullcap herb to end muscle cramps fast.

Super Foods To Treat Muscle Aches & Cramps

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