Reducing muscle fatigue

Michael Jenkins - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Most would be aware that the value of Aerobic Exercise http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerobic_exercise is that it exercises our heart muscles improving heart strength & function, and improves blood circulation, improves our body’s/lung’s ability to utilise the oxygen in the air we breathe, as well as a host of other benefits.  

When exercising if we overdo it by pushing ourselves too far beyond our aerobic fitness level we can get muscle fatigue because we our bodies can’t get enough oxygen to our muscles and/or because we are lacking certain minerals that our muscles need.

The likely hood of muscle fatigue or injury can be greatly reduced by stretching to warm up muscles plus there are many supplements out there that help with muscle fatigue and cramps which are good. But I use a simple inexpensive formula that I find extremely effective that I put together as a result of researching things on www.earthclinic.com 

In a large glass of water, I put some boiling water in the bottom, into which I dissolve 1 tablespoon of Organic Blackstrap Molasses and 1 teaspoon of Turmeric; then I fill it up with cold water and add 2, 3 or 4 table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Optionally I will sometimes add one of those natural green vitamin mineral powers and/or an eight of teaspoon of bicarbonate soda.

  • The Molasses is high in Calcium, Magnesium, Iron & Potassium all good for muscles & bones, and some health food stores sell it very cheap in bulk if you take in your own container.
  • The Turmeric I stated using because I had a boil on my lower leg a few years ago and I could feel the toxin had reached up into the lymph nodes in my groin. I discovered Turmeric on this site www.earthclinic.com  and took a teaspoon in water a few times a day and the pain left my groin in a couple of days and the boil was gone in a week. Quicker than antibiotics with no side-effects and extremely cheap if you buy it in 500g or 1kg bags from an Indian grocery shops.
  • I find the Apple Cider Vinegar is so good that, if I have over-done-it when skating and feel a cramp in my leg or foot, if I drink a glass of water with a few table spoons of ACV in it and the cramp goes almost instantly. I always use the Bragg brand because it is natural unfiltered. I could write a lot about the benefits of ACV but there are books written about it that are worth reading and plenty of info on the internet.