More research for our science buffs! J Athl Train. 2010 Nov-Dec;45(6):601-8. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-45.6.601.Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108- 6050, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract CONTEXT: Small volumes of pickle juice (PJ) relieve muscle cramps within 85 seconds of ingestion without significantly affecting plasma variables. This effect may be neurologic […]
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
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.