And while you swim carefree in the blue waters of the Aegean, there is a strong pain in the back of your foot that violently interrupts your peaceful moment! How many times during a physical exercise do you suddenly stop from a strong pain in one of your muscles? These two incidents may be familiar enough to you that you agree that cramps are a painful but short-lived condition.
Let’s about it more professionally!
According to science, cramps are sudden and intense contractions of one or more muscles. As a result, you feel intense pain which make the muscle hard to function.
The muscles that most frequently suffer from cramps are the ones in the legs particularly in the calf. Fortunately, cramps last from seconds to 15 minutes but there are fair chances that they will reappear after the first episode.
‘Why do I suffer from cramps?’
If you are an athlete, possible factors are:
- Overuse of the muscles
- Electrolyte loss
If you are working in the household such as gardening or painting, then you might suffer from hand cramps.
Be careful! Sometimes cramps might appear due to medical reasons such as:
- Neurological disorders
‘How can I deal with cramps?’
The best way to treat cramps is muscle stretching. Furthermore, good hydration and electrolytes are essential during summertime.
In order to treat cramps, you should add in your nutrition food enriched in:
Sodium… such as salt!
And we do not mean to cross the line! Our body needs sodium in order to maintain fluids and control arterial pressure. Furthermore, sodium along with other electrolytes contributes in muscle contractions as well as normal neuronal function
Potassium helps in the normal function of muscle and neuron system. This is why we should consume fruits, vegetables, milk and fish enriched in potassium.
Specifically, food enriched in potassium are:
- Citrus fruits
- Avocados &
- Sweet potatoes
Calcium plays a critical role in muscle contractions in our body as well as in our hearts. In addition, it is beneficial in the good health of our neuronal system. Food enriched in calcium are:
- Dark leafy vegetables
- Yogurt &
Magnesium is an important metal which helps in the regulation of muscle cramps. Deficiency in magnesium is due to weakness, cramps and contractions of the muscles.
Food enriched in magnesium are:
- Wholegrain cereals
- Dark green leafy vegetables
Indeed, its true!
Carotene not only contributes in boosting the immune system but also in cramp treatments.
Food enriched in carotenes are carrots… and spirulina!
Spiroulina PLATENSIS: superfood of every organism!
The miraculous alga has a high nutrient value & contains all the essential nutrients for cramps treatment. It contains bioactive ingredients such as:
- High protein content
- Complex vitamin B
- Vitamin E and others
Give your organism health and wellbeing by adding Spiroulina PLATENSIS in your nutrition!