Pickle Juice for Muscle Cramps

I had to walk out on Denise’s step class tonight because my calf muscle got so tight that I couldn’t stand on it anymore .  My good friend Sy told me, “pickle juice….drink some pickle juice!”  She swears by it!  Unfortunately I didn’t have pickles at home, but fortunately I had a jar of pepperoncini.  I figured that the juice would have the same beneficial properties.  Yes, I drank pepperoncini juice.  It was pretty good actually!  I still have the muscle issue, but I think it’s a pulled muscle rather than a cramp.

I did a search on the Internet for pickle juice and cramps.  There were several articles about this.  The way this works is that the vinegar in the pickle juice triggers a reflex that alerts our brains to tell our muscles to stop contracting and relax.  How did I not know about this? Maybe I should be pouring pickle juice in my wine glass! These articles suggest pickle juice for biking, working out, running…. I can’t wait to get another muscle cramp and try this out!   I will definitely put pickles on my grocery list this week!

Thank you Sy!

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2 Replies to “Pickle Juice for Muscle Cramps”

  1. Thanks for mentioning me in lockerroom.news! I love these ideas. Hope you start a rage for puppy showers. That was wonderful! We’re all so happy for Denise!
    Other ideas for more posts? How about some more easy cures for things that ail us:
    * apple cider vinegar mixed with water (can add honey or maple syrup to make a tastier drink) instantly abets acid reflux, and can replace drugs like Nexium (linked with increased risk of dementia);
    * licorice (the real kind, not just the flavoring) can unplug your constipation without an unwelcome and dramatic blowout;
    * best fix for a thumb splitting from dryness? Bag Balm, usually sold at feed stores to heal cow and goat udders. Looks like snot, but works like a charm.
    Would love to hear other folks sure-fire cures for common ailments. See you at the gym!

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