Finding out what causes leg cramps means that you have the potential to eliminate them altogether. Illnesses and general health problems give you that potential. An illness is your body telling you that you need to take a closer look at your health.
It may be that your diet isn’t providing you with the necessary nutrients, that you’re not looking at health care holistically or that you’re avoiding an emotion you don’t want to face, but need to, to move on.
Whatever it is, look upon any area of your ill health as a positive signal, that you need to take some action.
So getting back to what causes leg cramps is, to some extent asking how long a piece of string is. It depends on you. You are a unique individual and your leg cramps are going to be different, and so have different treatments from those that others experience.
But cramps in general often have a common cause. And that cause can be that you are low in the mineral nutrient magnesium.
Before you rush off and buy a magnesium supplement, let me explain that that may not be the best thing to do to cure your cramps.
If you lack magnesium in your diet, you probably lack a great many other nutrients, too. Most people’s diet are lacking in many areas as they don’t eat enough real food, like fruit and vegetables.
So the first thing you really need to do is to address your diet. Cut out or eliminate fast food, junk food and processed food (such as sugar, white flour, artificial sweetener, flavours and colours). If this is too hard for you to do initially, then cut down and then keep cutting down until they are no longer part of your diet.
Cut back on dairy and meat. And increase your fruit and vegetable intake by a long way.
Just taking that action alone may be what will cure your leg cramps.
But a dietary supplement is also a good idea, provided it is in the form of a super food – ie in natural balance with other nutrients and in an easily absorbable form. Most of the supplements that you buy are isolated and synthetic, so are not readily absorbed by your body. The best all round super food is blue green algae.
In discovering what causes leg cramps, you can see that you have gained valuable information that is likely to cure not only your cramps, but raise your level of health, too.