How Much Tonic Water Must You Drink to Ease Leg Cramps? (2022)

People took quinine pills for decades to prevent leg cramps. Quinine comes from the bark of the cinchona tree in South America. The dose was substantial–200 to 300 mg. Researchers have described the mechanism of quinine’s action as “unclear” or “obscure” (Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, June, 1995). In other words, they really don’t know how, or even if, it works (Consultant Pharmacist, Feb., 2008).

One theory has it that a high dose of quinine makes muscles less “excitable.” We have come up with a novel new theorythat would explain why a tiny “dose” of bittertonic water might in fact work to prevent or ease leg cramps (see below for details).

Doctors Prohibited from Prescribing Quinine:

The Food and Drug Administrationbanned quinine in over-the-counter pillsbecause of fears of serious side effects. Later, the FDA advised physicians that they should neverprescribe quinine for anything but malaria. Not surprisingly, the agency was loathe to ban tonicwater. The public backlash would have been fierce. After all, the amount of quinine in tonic is small. (A glass of tonic has one tenth the prescribed leg cramp dose of quinine.)Recommending quinine to patients with leg pain or cramps might be considered malpractice. That left people like this reader in a terrible quandary.

Q. For years I have suffered with leg cramps; debilitating, put-you-on-the-floor leg cramps.

I used to be able to buy a leg cramp medicine in pill form from the pharmacy. The medicine was a complete success.

On a trip to Walgreens I purchased another bottle of the leg cramp medicine. After taking it for a few days, I noticed I was getting those leg cramps again. I went back to the pharmacy and told the pharmacist the pills were worthless. His answer was, ‘that’s because the FDA made them take the quinine out of it.’

(Video) How Much Tonic Water Must You Drink to Ease Leg Cramps?

They still sell leg cramp medicine, but it does not work at all. I just love it when some government agency decides what’s best for me. If you watch virtually any commercials on TV about virtually any drug, you will hear the magic words that XYZ med is not meant for everybody. You can bet your life that one of the side effects is death, in rare instances of course. The thing is that the FDA has approved all these dangerous drugs that are advertised, but we can no longer get quinine.

I have read that mustard will take care of the problem of leg cramps. It’s probably the salt in the mustard that does the job. It takes about 4 pain-filled minutes to work. Pour a little salt in the palm of your hand, lick it off and chase it with a little water. It works.

With so many new drugs coming on the market, how much money did that drug manufacturer have to pay to get it approved? I guess there wasn’t enough money in quinine. By the way, if you’re thinking of getting your quinine by drinking tonic water, you would have to drink two litres a day.

This will probably not be posted, we don’t want to upset the FDA. It might give them cramps.

A. The FDA banned quinine because it does occasionally cause serious adverse reactions in susceptible people. Such individuals can develop a deadly blood disorder.

As little as one 5-ounce glass of tonic water can be disastrous for these vulnerable people, though we hope that the FDA never bans tonic water. Other quinine side effects may include nausea, stomach cramps, ringing in the ears, headache, anxiety, blurry or double vision, irregular heart rhythms, skin rash and fever.

(Video) Talking health: Quinine for leg cramps?

We do understand your point. The FDA allows many dangerous drugs on the market. Watching drug commercials on television is a scary proposition, especially when the announcer says things like:

“Call your doctor if you have high fever, stiff muscles and confusion to address a possible life-threatening condition or if you have uncontrollable muscle movements, as these can become permanent. High blood sugar has been reported with Abilify and medicines like it and in extreme cases can lead to coma or death.”

What’s the Right Dose of Quinine vs. Leg Pain & Cramps?

So how much tonic water would you have to drink to get a pharmacological dose of quinine? The doctor-prescribed dose to prevent leg cramps has been between 200 and 300 mg. A liter of tonic contains around 83 mg of quinine.

That means one eight-ounce glass has about 20 mg. You would have to drink about 10 glasses to get the dose of quinine that doctors used to prescribe to prevent leg cramps. That’s not practical and may not be necessary.

A New Explanation for Tonic Water’sEffectiveness:

We used to wonder why some people would report success with a small glass of tonic water to prevent or treat muscle cramps. It defied pharmacologic logic. They also reported fast action. Too fast! It takes time to absorb the quinine from the stomach, get into the blood stream and affect the muscle. We suspected it might be a placebo effect.

Well, we have changed our minds thanks to a whole new understanding of leg cramps. Here are some stories from readers that opened our eyes to a new explanation:

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Earlene in Washington reports amazingly fast results with tonic water:

“I use regular tonic for occasional leg cramps. I keep a single serving bottle in the refrigerator, take a swallow or two as needed and the cramp stops in seconds. I tried the routine without the swallow of tonic and the cramp persisted. So it seems to be that tiny amount of quinine that does the trick. I have type 2diabetes and a sip or two doesn’t affect my blood sugar levels.”

B. in the U.K. also uses a small amount of tonic water:

“Tonic water has been and is a great remedy for my nighttime leg cramps.I drink about 3 fluid ounces before bed and have no side effects. It’s a great relief!”

Salome in Australia shares her success in treating RLS:

“I was suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS) for over 6 years. It’s worse at night, but I also suffer during the day. Going to the movies it was shocking.

“I am 66 yrs old. Last weekend I started looking on the weband came across someone who wasusing tonic water. I tried it. I began drinking a 3/4 glass of Schweppes Tonic just before I sleep. What a find. What a gem. I sleep like a baby. No more restless legs at night nor during the day

“I had pain down my leg in front and that’s gone too. Myhubby is happy, I am happy and a HUGE thanks to Schweppes for putting some quinine in the tonic. If you know of anyone whohas RSL tell them to give it a go. I am loving my legs now.”

Is There an Explanation for Quinine’s Effectiveness?

Until recently we thought about quinine’s action as pharmacological. We assumed someone would have to swallow a fairly big dose (200 to 300 mg) to achieve an effect. As mentioned, that would require at least 10 glasses of tonic water and take a long time to go to work.

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More recently we have come up with a whole new theory to explain the benefits of quinine. It involves TRP (transient receptor potential) channels. These channels are found throughout the body and respond to sensations such as taste, heat, cold and pain. They can be activated by a variety of flavors including vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, garlic or chili peppers.Bitter flavors can also stimulate TRP channels. Guess what? Quinine is about as bitter a taste as you can get.

There are TRP channels in the mouth, throat and stomach. When they are stimulated they immediately impactnerves in the spinal cord. These messages in turn can affect the neurons that are overwhelming muscles and triggering cramps or possibly restless leg sensations. Because this is a neural pathway, the effect is very fast compared to a classic drug effect. That would require a medication be absorbed from the stomach into the blood stream and eventually reach the cramping muscle. That can take 20 to 30 minutes. People report that a sip or two of tonic or a spoonful of mustard goes to work in under two minutes.

To read more about TRP channels you may wish to read this article and listen to our streaming audio interview with Dr. Bruce Bean. Just click on the green arrow in the black circle above his photograph:

Other Remedies for Leg Cramps:

What else can you do to prevent those excruciating leg cramps? We recognize that some people cannot tolerate tonic water. Others find the taste unacceptable.

Visitors to this website and readers of our newspaper column sing the praises of soap as a preventive. They also like magnesium or potassium, pickle juice, V-8 Juice, turmeric, yellow mustard and apple cider vinegar. Salt may work, but many people are on low-salt diets, which is why pickle juice is probably out for such folks.

To learn more about how to use any of these these alternate approaches you may find our book,   of great value. You will also find a list of our favorite foods for good health. Remember, Mother Nature’s medicine can frequently be found in your kitchen cabinet! For more information about these and thousands of other remedies, check out our publications. You may also find “Bed Soap” or “Leg Soap” worth considering.

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FAQs

How Much Tonic Water Must You Drink to Ease Leg Cramps? ›

A liter of tonic contains around 83 mg of quinine. That means one eight-ounce glass has about 20 mg. You would have to drink about 10 glasses to get the dose of quinine that doctors used to prescribe to prevent leg cramps.

How much tonic water should I drink for leg cramps? ›

If vitamins don’t work over time, taking antihistamines or calcium channel blockers have been shown to help those suffering from muscle cramps. If all else fails and the cramps are interfering with your day-to-day life, try drinking about 6 ounces of tonic water before going to bed.

How much quinine should I take for leg cramps? ›

Quinine sulfate at a dose of 200–300 mg at night has been used for many years to treat nocturnal leg cramps. Usually idiopathic, these muscle cramps are common, particularly in older patients. Quinine may help by decreasing the excitability of the motor end-plate and increasing the muscle refractory period.

How much tonic water can I drink per day? ›

Tonic Water as a Source of Quinine:

A liter normally has 83 mg of quinine. An eight-ounce glass would therefore have roughly 20 mg, about one-tenth the lowest dose doctors prescribed for leg cramps. Even three glasses daily should be OK as long as you are not sensitive to quinine.

Does drinking tonic water help with leg cramps? ›

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows tonic water to contain no more than 83 parts per million of quinine, because there can be side effects from quinine. Today, people sometimes drink tonic water to treat nighttime leg cramps associated with circulatory or nervous system problems.

Is it OK to drink tonic water every day? ›

According to the American Heart Association, excess levels of sodium (they recommend staying under 1,500 mg) can lead to water retention, along with puffiness, bloating, and weight gain. Our verdict: Avoid tonic water as a daily drink if you’re concerned about your waistline.

Which tonic water has the most quinine? ›

Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water

The highest quality quinine was sourced from the Rwanda Congo border and blended with spring water and eight botanical flavors, including rare ingredients such as marigold extracts and a bitter orange from Tanzania.

How do I get rid of leg cramps fast? ›

Apply heat or cold. Use a warm towel or heating pad on tense or tight muscles. Taking a warm bath or directing the stream of a hot shower onto the cramped muscle also can help. Alternatively, massaging the cramped muscle with ice may relieve pain.

How do you stop leg cramps fast? ›

What can I do to make leg cramps go away if they happen?
  1. Stretch. Straighten your leg and then flex it, pulling your toes towards your shin to stretch the muscles.
  2. Massage. Use your hands or a roller to massage the muscles.
  3. Stand. Get up. …
  4. Walk. …
  5. Apply heat. …
  6. Apply cold. …
  7. Pain killers. …
  8. Elevate.
Aug 3, 2020

What is the best vitamin for leg cramps? ›

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential for regulating your body’s functioning. It’s involved in more than 300 of your body’s biochemical processes, including muscle contraction and nerve transmission. Magnesium is a widely used remedy for leg cramps.

Who should not drink tonic water? ›

04/6Who should avoid quinine? Those who have an abnormal heart rhythm, low blood sugar, and have liver or kidney disease should avoid tonic water in every way possible. Also, expecting women are suggested to avoid drinking tonic water.

How much quinine should you drink? ›

Adults and children 16 years of age and older—648 milligrams (mg) (2 capsules) every 8 hours for 7 days. Children younger than 16 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

How much quinine is in Schweppes tonic water? ›

Schweppes tonic water quinine amount

Schweppes quinine concentration is much less than the amount of quinine in the therapeutic dose of quinine tablets. Specifically, Schweppes quinine content is 67 mg/liter.

How do you drink tonic water? ›

How to Drink Tonic Water. Tonic water is most often used in alcoholic mixed drinks, but it’s also enjoyable on its own when poured over ice. As a nonalcoholic drink, a splash of lime juice (called lime and tonic) gives it a nice boost with the tart citrus balancing the tonic’s bitterness.

Is tonic water a muscle relaxant? ›

Quinine stimulates a specialized channel on cell membranes called TRPM7. Such transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are found on nerves throughout the body. Activating them through the TRP channels appears to reverse the nerve hyperactivity that causes muscle cramps.

Can you take quinine for leg cramps? ›

Quinine should not be considered a routine treatment for nocturnal leg cramps, and should only be considered when cramps cause regular disruption of sleep. Before use for nocturnal leg cramps, the risks should be carefully considered relative to the potential benefits.

Does tonic water raise blood pressure? ›

Drinking gin and regular tonic also caused an early transient rise in heart rate and fall in blood pressure and a later reduction in arterial velocity in both hemispheres.

Does tonic water help restless legs? ›

Many people believe that drinking tonic water helps with nighttime leg cramps and restless legs syndrome. However, there is no scientific evidence verifying this belief. In fact, the FDA have warned doctors against prescribing quinine to treat leg cramps or restless legs syndrome.

Why is tonic water good for cramps? ›

Many doctors would probably call this a homeopathic dose. But we think the bitter taste of quinine could be triggering special receptors in the mouth, throat and stomach. Stimulation of these TRP channels can help nerves overcome muscle cramps. Even a small dose of quinine might be helpful.

What is the best tonic to buy? ›

Here are the best tonic waters to try today.
  • Best Overall: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water. …
  • Best Tonic Syrup: Jack Rudy Classic Tonic Syrup. …
  • Best for Gin and Tonic: Fentimans Tonic Water. …
  • Best Craft: Top Note Classic Tonic Water. …
  • Best for Drinking on its Own: Canada Dry Tonic Water. …
  • Best Budget: Schweppes Tonic Water.

Which tonic water is the healthiest? ›

The 5 Best Sugar-Free Tonic Waters Available
  • Fever Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic Water. Best overall sugar-free tonic water.
  • Zevia Zero Calorie Tonic Water Mixer. No added artificial sweeteners.
  • Canada Dry Diet Tonic Water. Comes in 1-liter size bottles.
  • Spindrift Sparkling Water. Delicious, lemon flavor.

Does Canada Dry tonic water contain quinine? ›

With a balanced touch of quinine giving Canada Dry® Tonic Water its distinctively delicious zip, this is the naturally flavoured classic Canadian mixer that’s just as refreshing on its own.

What is your body lacking when you have leg cramps? ›

Too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in your diet can contribute to leg cramps. Diuretics — medications often prescribed for high blood pressure — also can deplete these minerals.

What drink stops leg cramps? ›

A. Tonic water—and the quinine it contains—have been promoted for preventing leg cramps for decades despite the lack of evidence that they are effective.

Do bananas help with leg cramps? ›

Bananas: A Time-Tested Treatment

You probably know that bananas are a good source of potassium. But they’ll also give you magnesium and calcium. That’s three out of four nutrients you need to ease muscle cramps tucked under that yellow peel. No wonder bananas are a popular, quick choice for cramp relief.

Does apple cider vinegar stop leg cramps? ›

Apple cider vinegar

Low potassium is one of the common causes of frequent muscle cramps. Apple cider vinegar has several nutrients that help control fluid balance in the body, thus preventing dehydration. Mix one tablespoon in a glass of warm water, drink this tonic once daily to prevent muscle cramps.

Why does vinegar stop leg cramps? ›

Acetic acid is postulated to mitigate cramping by decreasing alpha motor neuron activity through oropharyngeal stimulation and inhibitory neurotransmitter production, while aiding in the role acetylcholine plays in muscle contraction and relaxation.

How much vinegar do I drink for leg cramps? ›

Apple cider vinegar: 1 tablespoon. Warm water: 1 glass.

When is the best time to take magnesium for leg cramps? ›

Therefore, magnesium supplements can be taken at any time of the day, as long as you’re able to take them consistently. For some, taking supplements first thing in the morning may be easiest, while others may find that taking them with dinner or just before bed works well for them.

What are the 10 signs of low magnesium? ›

10 Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
  • Calcification of the arteries. Unfortunately, this is one of the first symptoms to appear, as well as one of the most serious. …
  • Muscle Spasming & Cramping. …
  • Anxiety & Depression. …
  • Hormone Imbalances. …
  • High Blood Pressure / Hypertension. …
  • Pregnancy Discomfort. …
  • Low Energy. …
  • Bone Health.
Feb 1, 2020

What causes severe leg cramps at night? ›

In general, night leg cramps are likely to be related to muscle fatigue and nerve problems. The risk of having night leg cramps increases with age. Pregnant women also have a higher likelihood of having night leg cramps.

Can tonic water affect your liver? ›

The hepatotoxicity of quinine is usually mild and resolves within 1 to 4 weeks of stopping. In many instances, jaundice and liver test abnormalities may worsen for a few days after stopping quinine, but fatalities have not been reported, and recovery is usually rapid.

Is quinine good for arthritis? ›

Share on Pinterest Quinine may help scientists to design better anti-inflammatory drugs. Inflammation is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it helps tissue to heal and protects it against further damage. On the other hand, it can damage the very tissue it is meant to protect.

Does quinine affect sleep? ›

The results showed that quinine significantly increased the time spent in wakefulness and decreased the time spent in slow wave sleep along the 24h of polygraphic recording.

Can you take quinine for leg cramps? ›

Quinine should not be considered a routine treatment for nocturnal leg cramps, and should only be considered when cramps cause regular disruption of sleep. Before use for nocturnal leg cramps, the risks should be carefully considered relative to the potential benefits.

How do you stop leg cramps fast? ›

What can I do to make leg cramps go away if they happen?
  1. Stretch. Straighten your leg and then flex it, pulling your toes towards your shin to stretch the muscles.
  2. Massage. Use your hands or a roller to massage the muscles.
  3. Stand. Get up. …
  4. Walk. …
  5. Apply heat. …
  6. Apply cold. …
  7. Pain killers. …
  8. Elevate.
Aug 3, 2020

What is the best home remedy for leg cramps? ›

Apply heat or cold.

Use a warm towel or heating pad on tense or tight muscles. Taking a warm bath or directing the stream of a hot shower onto the cramped muscle also can help. Alternatively, massaging the cramped muscle with ice may relieve pain.

Does drinking tonic water help restless legs? ›

Benefits of drinking tonic water

Many people believe that drinking tonic water helps with nighttime leg cramps and restless legs syndrome. However, there is no scientific evidence verifying this belief. In fact, the FDA have warned doctors against prescribing quinine to treat leg cramps or restless legs syndrome.

People took quinine pills for decades to prevent leg cramps.. One theory has it that a high dose of quinine makes muscles less “excitable.” We have come up with a novel new theorythat would explain why a tiny “dose” of bittertonic water might in fact work to prevent or ease leg cramps (see below for details).. (A glass of tonic has one tenth the prescribed leg cramp dose of quinine.. )Recommending quinine to patients with leg pain or cramps might be considered malpractice.. For years I have suffered with leg cramps; debilitating, put-you-on-the-floor leg cramps.. (Video) How Much Tonic Water Must You Drink to Ease Leg Cramps?. They still sell leg cramp medicine, but it does not work at all.. As little as one 5-ounce glass of tonic water can be disastrous for these vulnerable people, though we hope that the FDA never bans tonic water.. (Video) Talking health: Quinine for leg cramps?. So how much tonic water would you have to drink to get a pharmacological dose of quinine?. The doctor-prescribed dose to prevent leg cramps has been between 200 and 300 mg. A liter of tonic contains around 83 mg of quinine.. That means one eight-ounce glass has about 20 mg. You would have to drink about 10 glasses to get the dose of quinine that doctors used to prescribe to prevent leg cramps.. We used to wonder why some people would report success with a small glass of tonic water to prevent or treat muscle cramps.. “I use regular tonic for occasional leg cramps.. “Tonic water has been and is a great remedy for my nighttime leg cramps.I drink about 3 fluid ounces before bed and have no side effects.

People took quinine pills for decades to prevent leg cramps.. One theory has it that a high dose of quinine makes muscles less “excitable.” We have come up with a novel new theorythat would explain why a tiny “dose” of bittertonic water might in fact work to prevent or ease leg cramps (see below for details).. For years I have suffered with leg cramps; debilitating, put-you-on-the-floor leg cramps.. (Video) How Much Tonic Water Must You Drink to Ease Leg Cramps?. They still sell leg cramp medicine, but it does not work at all.. As little as one 5-ounce glass of tonic water can be disastrous for these vulnerable people, though we hope that the FDA never bans tonic water.. So how much tonic water would you have to drink to get a pharmacological dose of quinine?. We used to wonder why some people would report success with a small glass of tonic water to prevent or treat muscle cramps.. It takes time to absorb the quinine from the stomach, get into the blood stream and affect the muscle.. (Video) Remedies for the excruciating pain of charley horse leg cramps. “Tonic water has been and is a great remedy for my nighttime leg cramps.I drink about 3 fluid ounces before bed and have no side effects.. I began drinking a 3/4 glass of Schweppes Tonic just before I sleep.. There are TRP channels in the mouth, throat and stomach.. People report that a sip or two of tonic or a spoonful of mustard goes to work in under two minutes.. What else can you do to prevent those excruciating leg cramps?

There is plenty of information on tonic water and leg cramps.. How effective or good is tonic water for leg cramps?. Before looking at how tonic can help in treating or preventing leg cramps, you might want to learn the general causes of leg cramps and how to prevent.. According to Mayoclinic.com on muscles cramps (see source at the end), strenuous exercise or injury of the muscle is believed to cause muscle cramps.. If you have been experiencing repeated leg cramps for a while, its time you start taking a warm shower or bath to ease the muscle from cramps.. Green and posted in the Medicinal Journal categorizes the muscle cramps into four categories; true cramps, Rest cramps, Tetanic cramps and Dystonic cramps.. Leg Cramp Majority of the victims of leg cramps have tried tonic water as a home remedy for easing leg cramps.. So, what is tonic water that makes it a remedy for leg cramp?. The quinine in tonic water moderately relieves the muscle cramps and therefore NOT effective in reducing the frequency of leg cramps.. A study conducted by the American pregnancy.org on Pregnancy and leg cramps, shows that pregnant women experience leg cramps more often and worst scenarios occur at night.. There is little information on the dosage of quinine in tonic water to treat leg cramps.. Tonic Water Side Effects Diet, Quinine & Fattening Tonic Water Nutrition Facts-How Many Carbs, Much Sugar, Minerals, Vitamins & Proteins Tonic Water Calories-How many Calories in Diet, Slime line Tonic Water- Gin & Vodka?

On the one hand, skeptics have doubted that pickle juice works for leg cramps at all.. On the other hand, some research suggests that pickle juice is way more effective than a placebo.. Because pickle juice is such a widely used remedy for leg cramps in the sports world, there’s been some research and studies investigating its effects — though not much.. Some have theorized that pickle juice’s electrolytes prevent leg cramps after exercise — but one study in 2014 debunked this.. The same set of researchers also did a test on pickle juice for cramps earlier in 2010 .. In studies where pickle juice was effective for muscular cramps, researchers used about 1 milliliter per kilogram of body weight.. To use pickle juice for muscular cramps, measure out the pickle juice and drink it quickly.. You can use pickle juice from store-bought cucumber pickles or safely fermented homemade pickles , if you desire.. Still, more research is needed to prove if this is exactly how pickle juice works to prevent cramps.. While there are no studies proving that pickle juice doesn’t work, or that it’s a placebo, more research supports that it does indeed work by this mechanism.. Foods of a similar vein haven’t been studied as much as pickle juice for cramps.. However, eating a pickle isn’t as well-studied as pickle juice.. They just haven’t been studied or tested like pickle juice has.. The verdict thus far is that pickle juice can work for leg cramps after exercise.

From health.harvard.edu TONIC WATER FOR LEG CRAMPS-IS TONIC WATER GOOD & DOES IT …. Jul 09, 2019 · B. in the U.K. also uses a small amount of tonic water: “Tonic water has been and is a great remedy for my nighttime leg cramps.. From midlandscbd.com HERE’S THE REASON TONIC WATER PREVENTS LEG CRAMPS | THE … May 26, 2021 · Half of a small bottle of tonic water is enough to clear up one reader’s persistent nighttime leg cramps.. Sure, the bubbly drink starts out as carbonated water, and then quinine — a bitter alkaloid … From greatist.com IS TONIC WATER SAFE TO DRINK FOR LEG CRAMPS … Oct 10, 2020 · Is tonic water safe to drink for leg cramps?. From rampfesthudson.com TONIC WATER FOR LEG CRAMPS – HEALTH HEARTY Note: A good way to take tonic water is to mix it with grape juice and then consume.. From healthhearty.com TONIC WATER BENEFITS: IS TONIC WATER GOOD FOR YOU?. From uwinhealth.com WHAT IS TONIC WATER AND WHY YOU MUST AVOID IT Jul 16, 2018 · 05 /6 Side effects of tonic water.. From m.recipes.timesofindia.com TONIC WATER & CLUB SODA FOR AN UPSET STOMACH | LIVESTRONG.COM May 17, 2019 · Tonic water contains several more ingredients than soda water, including sweeteners and flavorings.. Sure, the bubbly drink starts out as carbonated water, and then quinine — a bitter alkaloid … From greatist.com WHAT IS TONIC WATER GOOD FOR RECIPES What Is Tonic Water Good For Recipes HOMEMADE TONIC WATER.. From johnnaknowsgoodfood.com TONIC WATER BENEFITS: IS TONIC WATER GOOD FOR YOU?. Here are the health benefits of drinking tonic water – and seven … From express.co.uk 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING DIET TONIC WATER #1 WORKS …. Tonic water is one good source of quinine; 1 L of tonic … From aafp.org THE 7 BEST TONIC WATERS IN 2022 – THE SPRUCE EATS Nov 07, 2021 · Burma Tonic Water is an ideal mate for traditional London Dry gins.. TONIC WATER SIDE EFFECTS DIET … Inasmuch as tonic water is commonly used as a mixer in gins and vodka including the slime tonic and diet tonic as well could pose potential dangers –side effects- to your health.

WILL TONIC WATER PREVENT NIGHTTIME LEG CRAMPS?. From durablehealth.net HOW MUCH TONIC WATER MUST YOU DRINK TO EASE LEG CRAMPS?. From draxe.com SHOULD PEOPLE WITH NOCTURNAL LEG CRAMPS DRINK TONIC WATER …. – THE WATER …. From thewaterfiltermarket.com WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TONIC WATER AND RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME Aug 31, 2020 · Tonic water contains quinine, which some use to treat restless legs but serious side effects and dangers led the FDA to warn against its use for leg cramps.. From healthhearty.com WHAT’S ACTUALLY IN TONIC WATER?. Take 3 times daily … From thehealthyeatingsite.com HOW MUCH TONIC WATER MUST YOU DRINK TO EASE LEG CRAMPS … May 04, 2017 · B. in the U.K. also uses a small amount of tonic water: “Tonic water has been and is a great remedy for my nighttime leg cramps.. That’s because doctors used to prescribe 200 to 300 … From seattletimes.com LEG CRAMPS – WELCOME TO THE MYDAVITA KIDNEY DISEASE AND … Aug 31, 2012 · 05-22-2012, 09:37 AM.. Re: Leg Cramps.

Filtered apple cider vinegar formed of water and apple juice.. Image: Shutterstock Why use: Drinking apple cider vinegar reduces soreness, redness, and inflammation on the effective areas caused by cramps as it is Anti- Inflammatory and Analgesic in nature.. Apple cider vinegar for leg cramps( 2 ) is very useful. Drinking apple cider vinegar is incredibly useful for the natural alleviation of leg cramps as it is rich in minerals.. Apple cider vinegar is known for its anti-inflammatory effects, which is helpful in relieving leg cramps.. See Also How to use: Rubbing with Apple cider vinegar; take a cotton swab and dip it into Apple cider vinegar.. Apple cider vinegar is naturally prepared from apples, and the vinegar contains acetic acid.

As soon as you have a leg cramp, stop everything and lightly stretch the affected area for 15 to 30 seconds at a time, then gently massage the area to relax the tight muscles.. Heat relaxes muscles and helps reduce the pain, tightness or cramping.. Repeat every few minutes until the pain is gone.. Try to drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration and cramping.. Drinking sports drinks with electrolytes can be useful in preventing the problem.

These are available in many forms such as magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride, and magnesium citrate.. A 2013 review of seven randomized trials of magnesium for leg cramps found that magnesium therapy doesn’t appear to be effective for the general population.. The magnesium studies note that magnesium supplements are safe and are not expensive.. One possible reason for the lack of effectiveness on cramps in the magnesium studies is the complex relationship between magnesium and other basic nutrients.. Although the majority of the available research shows no overall correlation between using magnesium and reducing leg cramps, some study participants did report magnesium more effective than a placebo.. Getting more magnesium from your diet or from a supplement seems to help some people with their leg cramps, but the scientific evidence doesn’t support the effectiveness of magnesium for cramps.

This pain occurs due to cramping of the leg muscles which become tight and trigger painful spasms in the body.. Why Apple Cider Vinegar?. The administration of home remedies prepared by using apple cider vinegar can cure every kind of muscle spasms and leg cramps.. Drinking apple cider vinegar not only cures the leg cramps with these medicinal properties but also helps in the maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance in the body thereby preventing dehydration.. Benefits Apple cider vinegar for muscle cramps( 2 )helps to relieve the tautness of the cramped muscles and cuts down on the frequency of recurrence of muscle cramps in the legs.. This home remedy is a good use of apple cider vinegar for leg cramps and muscle pain.. Heat a glass of water for a few minutes to obtain lukewarm water.. Add a teaspoon of raw and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to the lukewarm water in the glass with slight stirring to prepare a solution of diluted apple cider vinegar.. Drink the solution of apple cider vinegar and water on a regular basis for the cure of leg cramps and all kinds of muscle spasms and aches.. Add a cup of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar to the bowl of hot water and stir gently to prepare a solution of apple cider vinegar.. Benefits The application of a warm compress of apple cider vinegar helps in the natural cure of leg cramps by enhancing the circulation of blood in the affected area.

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