3 years ago
Last edited at 6:32PM on 4/21/2011
Pickle juice is loaded with salt, salt helps you retain water, when you pee, you lose potassium, low potassium can cause painful leg cramps. Taking Potassium supplements is much better for you than pickle juice, sodium can cause your blood pressure to rise to a dangerous level, and make you retain water. But care must also be taken with potassium, potassium that is too high can interfere with the hearts electrical signals. A banana has little potassium and you must eat quite a few to have a noticeable effect. I had very painful leg cramps every night caused by low potassium due to Congestive heart failure. The only thing that helped was potassium.
Absolutely works for me. I have a genetic condition that causes my joints to dislocate so I experience a lot of cramping. Pickle juice always worked for me. There are many foods that work...try googling it.