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Tame Leg Cramps With Tomato Juice

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At least 1 in 5 people struggle with leg cramps due to potassium deficiencies, that occur when it is flushed out by diuretics, caffeinated beverages or heavy perspiration during exercise. UCLA research suggests sipping 10 ounces of potassium-rich tomato juice daily to not only speed your recovery, but reduce risk of painful cramp flare-ups in as little as 10 days.

At least one in five people regularly struggle with leg cramps. The culprit? Potassium deficiencies, which occur when this mineral is flushed out by diuretics, caffeinated beverages or heavy perspiration during exercise.

UCLA researchers suggest sipping 10 ounces of potassium-rich tomato juice daily to not only speed your recovery, but to also reduce your risk of painful cramp flare-ups in as little as 10 days.

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Remy Zanatta
Remy Zanatta 5pts

I had cramps on the bottom of my feet and in my calves almost every night when I went to bed, the bottom of my feet were the worst, took hours before I could get to sleep. My wife found an article by someone who said Aborsbine Jr cured his cramping, bought a bottle and applied it to the bottom of my feet. I have NOT had a problem sleeping since, when I think my feet will cramp I just apply some on the bottom of my feet. I hope this helps someone because I know what I went through and I tried everything. \U0001f60a

Kathy Hogan Siddens
Kathy Hogan Siddens 5pts

Take Rx potassium supplements if eating bananas & tomatoes aren't enough.

Flo Spiegel
Flo Spiegel 5pts

tomatoes freeze very well too in freezer bags

Samantha Foxs
Samantha Foxs 5pts

Tomatoes are very cheap in NY city right now, think I'm gonna juice some

Cheryl King
Cheryl King 5pts

I'm intolerant to raw tomatoes.....and I get terrible charlie horses and not just in my legs. :(

Stephanie Bailey Minton
Stephanie Bailey Minton 5pts

It's different for everyone. I've found when my legs are really bad, I take melatonin to get some sleep. I prefer to go as natural as possible. I've taken tylenol in the past but really don't want to depend on it. During the day, I'll try the stretches for my calves, I drink about 2 litres of water daily and when the cramps are at their worst I get my hubby to rub Mint-eze cream on my legs. The cream is amazing and works all night.

Elizabeth Ann Cipo Williams
Elizabeth Ann Cipo Williams 5pts

It's so much easier to drink tomato juice, eat bananas, or keep hydrated!!! AND, they're all natural benefits to our bodies!!!

Allison Landrum
Allison Landrum 5pts

I suffer from RLS and severe legs cramps and I'm afraid my 10 year old and 3 year old sons do as well. What have you found to work best to relieve the discomfort? Nothing I've tried works. We each sleep with heating pads on our legs almost every night. I'm desperate to find a solution. It's painful and extremely uncomfortable. It feels like my legs have a mind of their own.

Stephanie Bailey Minton
Stephanie Bailey Minton 5pts

I've done the quinine, potassium and magnesium. I still get leg cramps and have RLS. I've had it for 7 yrs and it comes and goes. As long as I keep the weight down I'm good for months.

Flo Spiegel
Flo Spiegel 5pts

Or quinine water too which is only tonic water that you mix cocktails with aka.:gin and tonic. . Quinine is the main ingredient in Q-vel that's a OTC medicine for nightly leg cramps.

Karen Turner
Karen Turner 5pts

Is this good for charley horses in the calf muscle?

Sandy Grund
Sandy Grund 5pts

Tried that - couldn't drink that much tomato juice. Kosher pickle juice is the best! Almost instant relief.

Debbie Blatnik Roberson
Debbie Blatnik Roberson 5pts

I get tons of leg, foot, back cramps. However and I hope someone can explain this, when I eat bananas I get them for sure.

Joy Boddie
Joy Boddie 5pts

Sharon David-Mallory it wouldn't hurt to try this!