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Old 08-31-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
Jonathon Edward
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I've been eating straight paleo, tons of lean meat, fruits, veggies, and a moderate amount of olive oil and nuts. Lately, post WOD, I've been cramping up horribly. Today, I ended up with a golf-ball size knot in my middle left ab while stretching my hamstrings. I know that I must be deficient in something, just can't figure out what? Any suggestions? *I was thinking in may be sodium since I dont salt any of my food - then again, it could also be magnesium, calcium, etc.*

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Old 08-31-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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I'd say the most likely thing is calcium. Why not try taking some calcium citrate, preferably with magnesium? Also if you think you're not getting enough sodium, go ahead and add salt. If you are sweating a lot and drinking a lot of water, and your kidneys are healthy, you might need more sodium.
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
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I thought potassium helped with cramping - eat some more bananas.
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions fellas. I picked up a pretty solid iron-free multi-mineral. Calcium Citrate and all the goodies; we'll see how this works.

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Old 08-31-2004, 07:27 PM   #5
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L-Taurine always worked best to relieve my cramping during the very high workload of my rugby years. In particular, once I added L-taurine, cramping became a thing of the past.

I used to know why off the top of my head, but now I'd have to look it up.
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:05 PM   #6
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I would recomend that you make certain that you are getting plenty of fluids because cramping can result from being dehydrated. Other sources that provide generous amounts of potassium are apricots, avocadoes, cantaloupe,honeydew,kiwi,milk,orangespinach,tomato es and winter squash.
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