Why Runners Should Drink Pickle Juice
A number of studies have confirmed that pickle brine might be more effective than sports drinks at treating muscle cramps. One study from the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science at North Dakota State University found that athletes who drank the brine noticed the cramps were gone within 85 seconds—about 37 percent faster than water drinkers and 45 percent faster than those who didn’t drink anything at all.
“Pickle Juice Sport is an effective, all-natural recipe made with key ingredients that are scientifically proven to block the neurological signal that triggers muscle cramps,” says Filip Keuppens, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Pickle Juice Company.
The secret? Vinegar. Researchers believe that pickle juice relieves cramps because the acetic acid (vinegar) triggers a reflex shortly after ingestion, which reduces alpha motor neuron activity to cramping muscles. In other words, vinegar sends a signal to the brain to tell the muscles to stop contracting and relax.
Beyond cramping, pickle juice provides a number of other benefits for athletes.
So far our yoga class has focused on our FEET-week 1 and our SHINS and CALVES-Week 2. Can’t wait to see what Lisa has instore for us next Wednesday.
We hope everyone attending the class is enjoying themselves and taking home some useful info. to help you make this your BEST 13.1 miles yet.