Muscle Cramps, spasms, Twitches, and tics are usually caused by vitamin and mineral deficiency or imbalance. Most cramping happens at night as minerals move between the blood, muscles, and bones. Muscle pain however can be caused by muscle strain, nerve compression, aging or injured joints, injuries, or diseases. The sudden or gradual onset of this pain can be distressing, especially if you have things that need to be accomplished or just want to relax. If you don’t want to take pills or more pills there are natural options.
Eat a diet high in Vitamin C foods; leafy greens, citrus fruits, especially kiwi, brown rice, sprouts, broccoli, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
Eat potassium rich foods; bananas, broccoli, sunflower seeds, beans, and legumes, whole grains, and dried fruits.
Magnesium rich foods; lettuce, bell peppers, green leafy vegetables, molasses, nuts, and seafood.
Drink plenty of none caffeine liquids, muscles need fluids to contract and relax.
Avoid refined sugar, processed and preserved foods. Food Allergies or sensitivity to theses foods are often the cause of twitches and spasms.
Vitamin D supplements are natural muscle relaxants and help with muscle pain thats non-specific. Muscle pain can be caused by a deficiency in vitamin D so make sure that you have your daily dose. Ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D levels, if you live in the northern US it is common to be deficient in Vitamin D.
One of the most effective natural muscle relaxants is cayenne pepper. The capsaicin present in it prevents the activation of the brain’s pain transmitters. You can mix this with olive oil and use it to massage the affected area.
This is one of the most potent natural muscle relaxants and is commonly used as an anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory. This herb is also a natural tranquilizer that can help you with anxiety, sleep disorders, and digestive problems.
These supplements may take a little longer to take effect than pharmaceutical but you can be sure you won’t be victim to the adverse side effects of medications.