Tag: electrolytes

  • Pickle Juice for Cramps: Does It Work?

    Pickle Juice for Cramps: Does It Work?

    Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo, LDN, RD, specialty in nutrition, on September 12, 2019m| Written by Adrian White What does pickle juice have to do with cramps? Pickle juice has become a popular remedy for leg cramps over the years — specifically for the cramps runners and athletes get after a workout. Some athletes swear…

  • Health Secrets Dr. Oz Only Tells His Friends

    Health Secrets Dr. Oz Only Tells His Friends

    Dr. Oz’s 1-Ingredient Hangover Cure Pickle juice! After a long night of drinking your body is zapped of water and electrolytes, which is why you get headaches, dizziness and cramping. The salts in pickle juice will help replenish your electrolytes and put your body back in balance. Dr. Oz recommends 1/4 cup first thing in…

  • Science be damned, football players are drinking pickle juice to try to ward off cramps

    Science be damned, football players are drinking pickle juice to try to ward off cramps

    Washington Post | Sports | High School SportsBy: Jacob Bogage September 22, 2016 That bottle doesn’t have water in it. Or Ga­tor­ade. Or anything you might want to chug down. There is, instead, pickle juice: briny and sour with seeds floating to the top, acidic enough to sting the back of your throat and make…

  • Why Every Athlete Should Have Pickle Juice

    Why Every Athlete Should Have Pickle Juice

    By Kelli Jennings For Active.com Muscle cramps can bring even the strongest athlete to his or her knees. And while, there are a number of theories as to what causes cramps—including hydration, bike fit, form and electrolytes—they seem to happen more in races than in training. Despite the lack of answers as to why cramps…

  • Why Runners Should Drink Pickle Juice

    Why Runners Should Drink Pickle Juice

    You’ve seen others doing it and cringed—but there are good reasons this salty beverage it make its rounds By Fara Rosenzweig | 01/07/2016 Move over coconut water, there’s a new beverage taking center stage: pickle juice. Yes, pickle lover’s rejoice! You may have had to defend your love for the stuff in the past, but…

  • The science behind Pickle Juice: Reflex Inhibition of Electrically Induced Muscle Cramps in Hypohydrated Humans

    The science behind Pickle Juice: Reflex Inhibition of Electrically Induced Muscle Cramps in Hypohydrated Humans

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that ingesting small volumes of pickle juice relieves muscle cramps within 35 s of ingestion. No experimental evidence exists supporting the ingestion of pickle juice as a treatment for skeletal muscle cramps.