Magnesium regulates muscle contraction. Leg cramps, or a “charley horse” are a common symptom of magnesium deficiency. (Note that leg cramps that occur with physical activity, such as walking, are usually due to atherosclerotic blockages in the leg or abdominal arteries, not low magnesium.)
We IBDers need to be careful about
too much magnesium since too much can can cause diarrhea. A deficiency of Q10 could also be the problem:www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2012/6/Drug-Muggers-Can-Slowly-Steal-Life-Out-Of-You/Page-01Did you know that leg cramps are associated with over 200 drugs via the drug mugging effect of CoQ10. A deficiency of that nutrient can very well cause cramps, muscle spasms, and weakness.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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