The first thing to check is your prescription drugs. Diuretics taken for high blood pressure or heart disorders can cause an imbalance of your potassium and magnesium levels.
The most common cause of nocturnal leg cramps is calcium deficiency. Therefore, can the cola. Soft drinks contain phosphates, which deplete your body of magnesium and calcium.
The easiest thing to try that helped me, is eat a couple of dried Apricots every day! Yes, that and canning the soda has completely healed my issue with leg cramps!
Eating sugary foods forces your body to use magnesium just to metabolize the sweet stuff.
Dietary fat makes magnesium harder to absorb.
Eliminate as much caffeine as possible from the diet.
Stretch the calf muscles before bedtime.
Leave bed-sheets loose at the bottom of the bed
Eat a diet rich in potassium and calcium
Pinch the upper lip between thumb and forefinger or press lip against teeth with finger. Hold till cramp stops
Slather Mineral Ice over thighs, knees, and calves
Drink 2 glasses of Tonic water each day
Calcium: 1,200 mg at bedtime.
Vitamin E: 400 I.U. twice a day after meals for two weeks. If symptoms are relieved cut down to 400 I.U. once a day. Never take more than 1,200 I.U. daily.
Magnesium: 400 mg twice daily
Vitamin A: 10,000 I.U. daily
Potassium 100 mg. daily
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin E: 400 to 800 I.U.
Sweet Potatoes, Bananas and Orange Juice help leg cramps.
Cool Down Smoothie
1 orange or 1/2 cup orange juice
1 bunch of seedless grapes
2 cups watermelon
1/2 cup ice
Sprig of mint
Juice all ingredients or blend on high until smooth. Garnish with mint.
Leg Cramps at night