Muscle Spasms- Sodium and Potassium
If you experience exercise-induced muscle cramps, it may be due to an electrolyte imbalance, namely an imbalance of sodium and potassium. According to Michael Bergeron, director of the environmental laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia, excessive sweating during exercise results in a loss of sodium and potassium, and the loss may lead to your nerves becoming hypersensitive. Potassium also aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium, and combining it with a Cal/Mag supplement may therefore be beneficial for the treatment of leg and feet cramps. You can get sodium by eating salty foods, and the recommended dose of potassium is 99 mg daily.