Muscle Cramps (specifically those calf m

Muscle Cramps (specifically those calf muscles!)
You know those awful charley horses that wake you in the middle of the night, or those irritating eye twitches that go on for days? Generally, you hear talk of potassium deficiency, so are encouraged to eat more bananas. However, the often overlooked source is a possible magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is an important mineral with many key functions, but is rarely caught as the culprit. Not only can magnesium deficiency contribute to muscle spasm, it can also contribute to fatigue, numbness, tingling and sometimes even heart rhythm abnormalities. The recommended dose of magnesium in adult men and women is 300 to 400 mg daily. If you’re not getting that amount, consider supplementing!

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