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 […]
Drinking Pickle Juice for Cramps—Harvard Approved, Salty Solution
By Dr. Victor Marchione, MD – March 28, 2016 Drinking pickle juice for cramps might sound like a dirty trick someone’s playing on you. After all, how could sour pickle juice possibly help cramps? Well it might come as a surprise, but it’s a remedy that top-tier and recreational athletes use regularly to alleviate painful […]
Pickles and Pickle Juice: Healthy or Horrible?
Written by Team Legion | not dated If you hang out in nutrition and fitness circles like I do, you’ll come across all sorts of interesting recommendations. Practically everyone has their own personal miracle drug or perfect natural supplement to make their workouts easier. One of these I keep coming across is pickle juice. People […]
Should You Really Be Drinking Pickle Juice After a Workout? It sounds gross, but some people swear it helps with recovery.
By Isadora Baum | Aug 3, 2018 If you think of pickle juice as a beverage at all, it’s probably only as an alcohol chaser. But some people swear that there’s a good reason to chug the briny liquid at the bottom of your pickle jar: it can help reduce muscle cramps and expedite your […]
The Science Behind Everyone’s New Obsession With Pickle Juice
By Lana Bandoim | Forbes Contributor | Sep 21, 2018 From deep-fried pickles to dill pickle chips, pickles in different varieties are showing up on more menus and grocery store shelves. At the Natural Products Expo East, the trend continued this year with the Pickle Juice Company featuring pickle juice sports drinks. There are many […]
Muscle Cramps: Causes and Remedies Based on Latest Science
CTS Coach Corrine Malcolm lays down the latest science When it comes to cramping, especially exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC) almost everyone has a story. A story about that one time, in that one race, where that one muscle seized. Exercise-associated muscle cramps are defined as painful spasms, and involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles that occur […]
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.