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I've been having cramps in both legs.

Q. Dear Terry, “Recently I've been having cramps in both legs. My friends tell me I might be deficient in minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium. What do you think? I would appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you.” —  John A., Honolulu, HI

A. Dear John,  I recommend adding calcium lactate to your daily regimen to help alleviate the leg cramps you are experiencing. Calcium lactate has been recommended for over 50 years to relieve leg cramps and reduce muscle twitching.

While most people tend to associate calcium with bone health, it also plays a key role in the way our muscles flex and contract. When calcium is released into the muscles, as it is during exercise, it serves as a signal for them to contract and work. After the exercise or physical labor is done, the muscles signal a return to a relaxed state. Calcium goes back to being on “stand by”. However, if you’ve used up your stores of calcium during exercise, your muscles will be unable to respond quickly and effectively. Plus, they won’t relax properly, and you’ll probably get muscle cramps and the characteristic “twitching” at night.

I recommend taking 2 to 6 capsules of calcium lactate blended with magnesium and zinc daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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