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 […]
Gastric emptying after pickle-juice ingestion in rested, euhydrated humans.
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 […]
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.