Taking Charge of Your Health

Muscle cramps are terrible. And when they happen at night, it can drive you crazy! In this video I’m going to show you what
has worked the best to resolve my patients nocturnal leg cramps. Enjoy!
Hello everybody Dr. Bryan Dzvonick here. If this is your first time watching
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future videos. In my opinion, most nocturnal leg cramps are due to a
combination of things. Number one is mineral deficiencies (and the minerals
we’re talking about is calcium and magnesium). And it’s not so much that you have a body-wide deficiency in these minerals. It’s just that those minerals
are unable to perfuse deep into those leg muscles at night time. Number two has to do with blood perfusion. During the day we’re walking, standing, and sitting;
and in those positions, gravity helps to get the blood to perfuse into the
capillaries inside of your muscles. And that keeps everything working properly.
When you lie down to go to bed at night, the pressure and the veins of your leg
muscles is reduced. So some areas of the muscle don’t receive an adequate blood
supply. As a result, nutrients (specifically, minerals) are unable to get
to where they need to be. And then there’s the issue of waste products of
metabolism. During the day as you’re moving around, those waste products are
actively pumped out of the muscles; but at night time when you’re lying down, the
muscles aren’t pumping, so you get waste products accumulating locally in the
area. And then oftentimes these waste products are acidic. So an example is:
lactic acid will build up, and that could throw off the local pH of the area and
make the mineral balance off, resulting in leg cramps. In this situation, if you
make one false move while in a deep sleep, and flex your calf muscle, it may
stay contracted, resulting in a cramp. This is why folks often find relief
whenever they massage their cramping muscle, because what they’re doing is, with the massaging, they’re actively pumping out
the waste products so that the ratios of minerals could rebalance and the
cramping can stop. To fix this issue, two things need to be addressed: you need to
increase the blood flow to the muscles and you need to increase the
concentration of specific minerals, so that they are available to the muscle, so
that it can do what it needs to do properly. Here’s the product that has
helped my patients the most. And the main components are the magnesium and calcium. And the other ingredients help the magnesium and calcium
work better. Magnesium is a smooth muscle relaxer, and your blood vessels are made
up of smooth muscles, so whenever you have adequate amounts of this mineral it
helps those blood vessels to expand, allowing more blood flow to the area.
Calcium, on the other hand, also helps with blood flow; but it helps with muscle
contraction and (more importantly) muscle relaxation. In addition, there’s some
other electrolytes that you need. Sodium is one of them, and that’s very easy to
get in the standard American diet; but another electrolyte that a lot of people
are lacking is potassium. And some great sources of potassium are: leafy green
vegetables and avocados. There’s many other mineral supplements on the market,
but bone up is the one that I have found to work the best for nocturnal leg
cramps. If you suffer with leg cramps at night, you should see your naturopathic
doctor first to rule out any other potential causes. In the meantime,
supplementing your diet with the right blend of minerals could help to resolve
your nocturnal leg cramps altogether. If you liked this video, consider giving it
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that you leave a comment down below. Thank you for watching and we’ll see you
in the next one.

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