Spaz-Out® is a mineral electrolyte-packed supplement by Metabolic Maintenance specifically designed to help prevent muscle cramps after exercise. This product has been fine-tuned to provide optimal balance of minerals most at risk of deficiency after strenuous exercise, including Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium, and Potassium. Low levels of these mineral electrolytes can often cause muscle cramping. Spaz-Out® is best when taken before or after heavy exercise, as well as before bed.
What Causes Muscle Cramps after Exercise
Muscle cramping after exercise may be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from dehydration to kidney disease. However, if you’re not typically prone to cramping but have started experiencing muscle cramps after exercise, it may be a result of:
- Trauma to the muscle
- Lack of potassium or calcium
- Low in essential electrolytes
Electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, and chloride play an important role in the electrical functions of your cells. Electrolytes break down into ions, which are electrically charged particles that contribute to certain functions within the body. These functions include blood pressure, nerve impulses, muscle movements and contractions, and fluid balance.
How to Prevent Muscle Cramping
If your muscle cramping is caused by heavy exercise and you haven’t suffered a significant injury, your cramping may be caused by dehydration, electrolyte deficiency, or both.
To prevent muscle cramping, make sure to hydrate before, during, and after a workout. If your workout is 60 minutes or longer or will cause significant sweating due to heat or humidity, consume electrolytes 60 minutes prior to your workout and replenish every 45-60 minutes during your workout and again within an hour or two after your workout is complete.
How can Spaz-Out® help prevent cramping?
Spaz-Out® is a scientifically designed formula that replenishes essential minerals electrolytes that are lost during heavy exercise. The depletion of these minerals often results in painful muscle cramping (such as leg cramping, arm cramping, or abdominal cramping) during or up to 6 hours after exercise. By replenishing these minerals, your body is able to better regulate its fluid balance inside and outside cells, balance electrical impulses, and otherwise manage functions regulated by electrolytes.
How to Treat Cramping
If you’re currently experiencing cramping in your muscles, one of the best things you can do is move around. Walk around, jiggle or pump your legs or joints, or rub the muscles. A cold compress or rubbing a heating and cooling muscle rub into the muscle can also help bring relief.
Consume water and, if you believe you may be electrolyte deficient, some electrolytes to help replenish those materials in your body and to help prevent further cramping from occurring.
By maintaining hydration and electrolyte levels athletes can better regulate fluid balance inside and outside of cells, and can better manage electrical impulses contributing to muscle movement and contraction. A multi-mineral electrolyte supplement like Spaz-Out® can be an essential tool for athletes looking to maintain balanced electrolyte levels without the added sugar or artificial flavorings found in sports drinks.
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