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    cramps

    I had really bad cramps in my calves tonight. I was talking to a guy at the gym and he said I might not be getting enough electrolytes. Anyone want to expand on this? Just looking for help.

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    Enough electrolytes? Pfft....I never consume electrolytes. I've heard it's from lack of calcium, but hell if I know.

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    I've heard potassium shortage can cause cramps also. ?
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    Potasium sodium, calcium are a few. i can't think of any others right now. ca is a neurotrasmitter i believe, and Na and K work together, in a 2:3 or 3:2 ratio.
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    Have a banana everyday.
    It is high in potassium, and will help you out.
    Im assuming you have enough calcium with your shakes...?

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    Yeah my legs and calves used to cramp up A LOT!!! But I eat a bananna a day and I don't cramp up any more. What sucks the most is when your in bed and out of the blue you get a cramp in your calf and you have to jump up quickly and walk it off, its a pain!

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    Its lactic acid build up in your calves, im pretty sure its caused by an anaerobic thing, its been a while since biology class thouh.. Drink more water.

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    Nah. Not lactic acid. I drink a good 1.5 gallons of water a day.

    I hadn't even worked my calves out when they cramped. I was just trying to warm them up...

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    Bananas, that's the ticket. Gotta replace the potassium every once a while.

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    For some reason Tonic Water is supposed to help. I have heard this on several occasions.

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    Sounds like someone hasnt been taking his Flintstone chewables tuttut
    Last edited by Budiak; 03-07-2002 at 08:29 PM.

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    I have so!

    I'm starting to eat a banana a day. See if it has any effect next week.

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