What would you suggest for my 9 year old grandson who is tall and growing fast?
Q. Dear Terry, “What would you suggest for my 9 year old grandson who is tall and growing fast? He complains of "growing pains" in his legs and a few times his parents have given him an OTC pain reliever for the discomfort.” — Judy P., Chicago, IL
A. Dear Judy, First, have the parents consult with their son’s healthcare practitioner to rule out the possibility that an underlying condition is causing his symptoms. If everything checks out, I would then suggest trying the following botanical options.
I would first recommend adding calcium lactate to his daily regimen to help alleviate the “growing pains” he is experiencing. Calcium lactate has been recommended for over 50 years to relieve such issues as 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 (or because a body is growing, as is this case), your muscles will be unable to respond quickly and effectively. Plus, they won’t relax properly, and you’ll probably get muscle cramps and discomfort. I recommend taking 1 to 2 capsules of calcium lactate blended with magnesium and zinc three times daily.
You may also want to consider a combination of high absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain he may be experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get him comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking one to two capsules daily.
Terry . . . Naturally