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Leg Cramps?


Hey All,

I've been taking ZMA every night for the past 5 or 6 days. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with the worst cramps in my calf. They wouldn't go away for anything.

Here is my thinking. I have heard that calcium before bedtime can help relieve leg cramps. Magnesium competes with calcium for absorption. Therefore, taking magnesium before bed may result in depleted calcium causing cramps.

Any thoughts/experiences from others?




Why would the pro's have even made a supp that would have such a by-product/side effect.

Eat a banana, drink more fluids throughout the day, have a gatorade after working out.

Or--it was simply an isolated incident


I agree Id look at hydration and electrolytes (sodium and potassium)