Probably not the first word that comes to your mind when discussing performance enhancing substances.
New research, however, has shown that drinking pickle juice may be an effective way to reduce the duration of muscle cramps. In this podcast, you’ll learn how you (may) be able to use pickle juice to avoid and treat muscle cramps. You’ll also learn the real reason this research is so exciting (hint: it’s not about the pickles).
Drink Pickle Juice to Treat Muscle Cramps
0:00 – How top athletes have been using pickle juice to stop muscle cramps.
2:27 – What the science says about pickle juice and muscle cramps.
4:22 – Why would pickle juice stop muscle cramps?
5:49 – Why you shouldn’t get too excited about using pickle juice to stop muscle cramps.
6:15 — How to use pickle juice to stop muscle cramps.
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