Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Muscle Cramps


When electrolytes don’t work, you may want to use apple cider vinegar for muscle cramps. Check this out. 

0:00 Apple cider vinegar for leg cramps 
0:05 Electrolytes for muscle spasm 
0:20 A deeper look at the muscle 
1:25 Acetylcholine and apple cider vinegar 
1:36 Electrolytes and acetylcholine 
1:46 Your pH and muscle cramping 
2:35 How to take apple cider vinegar 

Today we’re going to talk about why apple cider vinegar works for muscle cramps or muscle spasms. Many times when a person has muscle cramps, they usually increase their electrolytes. In many cases, that will work. But, if it doesn’t work, you may want to try apple cider vinegar. 

In the tendon, you have a little receptor called the Golgi tendon organ. This receptor picks up information from the load of the muscle. There’s information being sent from the muscle based on tension that’s being picked up by this tendon. The information is then carried through the nervous system, to the spinal collum, up to the brain, then to associated muscles, and back to the receptor. 

There is a lot of control over the muscle dynamic from the nervous system and the receptors. There are certain chemical compounds that you need that communicate between the muscles and the nerve. One of the big ones is acetylcholine. Apple cider vinegar can actually contribute to the formation of acetylcholine. 

We need electrolytes, which are electrically charged minerals for the electrical part of this problem. We need acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter, to allow that to work.

Also, if your pH is too alkaline, you may get muscle cramping. One remedy for cramping would be to acidify the body. 

Pickle juice and kombucha tea may help acidify the body. But, apple cider vinegar may work even better because it may help increase acetylcholine.

You can dilute apple cider by mixing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an 8-12 oz. glass of water. Consider drinking this mixture a couple of times a day. 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

Thanks for watching! If you have muscle cramps, don’t forget about apple cider vinegar.
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