It is estimated that as many as 50% of adults aged 65+ in the US experience at least “occasional” sleep related cramps. In addition, 6% of adults over the age of 60 experience leg cramps every night. While the exact number of nighttime cramp sufferers is not exactly known, it is no doubt a significant portion of the population.
Unfortunately, most people don’t know why cramps occur or how to effectively treat them. Doing a quick Google search, you will usually find 4 recommended treatments: drink more water, stretch before bed, take potassium or magnesium supplements. Some people also suggest less-orthodox strategies, suggesting that cramp sufferers put bars of soap below their mattress and loosen their bed sheets.
However, these treatments don’t always work, and they certainly don’t work for everyone. To make matters worse, these remedies are intended to prevent cramps, so when they fail, nighttime crampers are left writhing in pain, losing sleep, wondering when the discomfort is going to stop. It can be extremely frustrating, and most people believe there is nothing they can do besides walk around, drink some water, stretch, and wait.
The good news for cramp sufferers is that there is hope. Recent research is showing that these traditional treatment methods may be completely incorrect. The most effective way to treat muscle cramps may be through the nerves that control the muscles, rather than through the muscles themselves. As Dr. Bob Murray, the co-founder and former director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, writes, “muscles cramp because of hyper-excited nerves, alpha motoneurons to be more precise, the nerve cells that project from the spinal cord directly to many skeletal muscle fibers.”
Dr. Murray goes on to explain that it is possible to stimulate these nerve receptors, which are located in your mouth, esophagus, and stomach. “[ingredients] might activate sensory fibers in the mouth and throat and send signals to the nervous system that calm down hyper-exitable motoneurons and reduce the duration of a cramp.” This is a revolutionary concept that contradicts years of preaching about hydration and mineral supplementation.
ACV Cramp Cure’s formula is based on the same research and principles described above. Our home remedy is a special blend of ingredients specifically designed to stop muscle cramps as quickly as possible. Whether you suffer from nighttime cramps, restless leg symptoms, or exercise associated muscle cramps, our all-natural, 3oz beverage will alleviate your pain, usually in less than 60-seconds.