New Year Home Remedies For Muscle Spasms And Cramps
Every new year, one of the most popular resolutions is to get fit. Beginning a new exercise routine comes with its challenges and benefits. One of the most common that can deter you from maintaining your workout goals is muscle cramps and spasms.
One of the easiest ways to deal with muscular issues is to have a hot bath or shower. You can also do some simple stretch exercises. This will improve blood circulation and help the connective tissue around the muscles. Taking Himalayan Pink Salt Capsules also helps relieve cramps, especially when taken on a regular basis. Before you pump up those muscles, take a capsule & hit the showers, it will prevent any occurrence of muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms & cramps can happen because of an electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and calcium deficiency, so remember to add Himalayan Pink Salt Capsules and calcium to your diet. You can find a good source of calcium in low-fat dairy products such as kefir, yogurt, skim milk and ricotta cheese. Before eating and drinking a calcium rich diet, consult your doctor.
If you’re on a keto diet, you’re restricting carbs from your food intake which makes your body process electrolytes differently. Only, drinking more water to stay hydrated could work against you because you’ll be flushing away the remaining electrolytes in your system. Increasing your sodium intake is essential as it increases your electrolytes; you lose more through your kidneys on the keto diet.
Additionally, if you are prone to muscle spasms it may be because of the acids that interfere with the body's ability to absorb calcium. Lessen the intake of acidic foods like tomatoes and vinegar. An inadequate supply of potassium to your body is another reason for muscle spasms. Increase your intake of potassium, eat good amount of bananas, potatoes, soya flour, bran wheat, apricots, tomato puree and drink coconut water.
Do not exert yourself by overusing your muscles. Take it easy for while and relax. Too much physical exertion takes its toll on the body. Frequent muscle spasms could be the manifestation of this over exertion. If while doing some activity you get a muscle spasm, take a 15 minute break. This prevents future muscle spasms.
If you have a condition called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and find yourself craving salt, then taking Himalayan Pink Salt capsules can be helpful with increasing your mineral content and relieving the craving symptoms along with dizziness, fatigue, low blood pressure & even a quickening heart rate.
Celery seeds have anti-inflammatory properties. They can reduce arthritic pain and relieve muscle spasms. Cramp bark (Viburnum Opulus) can be used to treat muscle spasms. Hot and moist herbal packs are very useful in increasing blood circulation and treating painful areas. Consuming tea like ginger, raspberry leaf, peppermint or fennel or drinking juices made with the same ingredients to soothe muscles and nerves is also a proven remedy.
If you get a muscle spasm while you are lying in bed, stretch your leg straight out and bend the toes back towards your head. Hold this position for 30 seconds, breathe deeply to stimulate blood flow and relax and until the cramp is gone. This stretches your calf muscle. This can also be done while you are standing.
Spasms usually occur when your body is exerted, mainly in the gym. Keep yourself hydrated as you tend to lose valuable electrolytes, which are required to prevent cramps. Before exercising you can take Himalayan Pink Salt capsules, calcium, magnesium and potassium supplements daily.
Chamomile tea helps in relieving muscle spasms as well. Glycine, an amino acid present in the tea, helps relax the muscles. Magnesium deficiency is usually caused due to alcohol, renal disease and diabetes mellitus.
To stop muscle spasms use this Ayurvedic solution. Soak your feet in a large tub of hot water, steeped with a homemade tea bag of black or brown mustard seeds, for 15- 20 minutes. Additionally, you can use a 1/2 cup of a bath salt remedy that contains Himalayan Pink Salt & Magnesium Crystals.
You can use an herbal oil massage by using 1 cup extra-virgin oil or almond oil, add herbs in tincture form like 1 ounce Cramp bark, 1/2 ounce Lobelia, 1/4 ounce of Willow bark or Wintergreen (if wintergreen tincture is not available you can use 30 drops of wintergreen oil). You can store all these in a jar or bottle and use it as massage oil.
No matter your reason for getting muscle spams or cramps there are plenty of solutions. From a simple remedy like taking Himalayan Pink Salt capsules to soaking your feet or body in a salt based soak, you are covered. May this year bring you optimal health, joy and wisdom and may your resolutions last until the end of the year!