Originally Posted by whyeyebike
A buddy of mine who I train with in Systema suggested using tonic water to aid cramps. He said the "quinine" in the tonic water has some affect on cramping. I have no idea if it works, and I don't usually suffer from cramps so I have no idea if I will ever be able to test it, but I don't see it hurting to try.
Why Eye oought to..... I ought to..... I ought to thank you and your friend!
I understand quinine somehow influences potassium in humans and the amount in tonic water is considered safely below the prescription only, malaria treatment dosages. So if it works or not, tonic water has a reputation to help.
Now the best way I know to drink tonic water is with a small amount of lime and a somewhat larger amount of gin.
First I told my spouse red wine was good for me and now a gin and tonic may have medical benefits.
I don't know about you but I beginning to understand whyeyebike!