If you want to know how to stop cramps, you need to look no farther than your cupboard and your sink. This is true of running muscular cramps or muscle cramps at night.
The unprocessed salt and water may be all you need to stop cramps. This is because your cramps could very possibly be fluid and electrolyte depleted. We need both for optimal health and cramp free living. Doctors call this dehydration.
What is Dehydration? A brief overview of an often misunderstood term.
The water cures is the foundation of good health. What do most people get when they enter the hospital as a patient? often it is a bag of saline given intravenously. Saline is salt and water, its that simple.
We are proposing that, if you are otherwise healthy, and you are prone to cramps, the simple way to make them go away is to give your self the oral version of the saline IV you would get in the hospital. While we cannot say it is a cure for cramps, many who have used the protocol will swear that it works.
You are going to need some salt and some water. The best salt is unprocessed salt, either mined or sea salt. You can tell if it is unprocessed as the minerals are often listed on the package.
Since you want the salt to go into your blood as fast as possible, suck on it in your mouth. This way it will be absorbed in your mucous membranes (the pink inside your mouth). There it will be quickly absorbed into the gums and then into the blood.
And, just as when you eat something salty, you get thirsty, so will your cells. The salt will attract the water you drink next to rush to the cells where they can be cleansed and your body can start both detoxing and healing, repairing its self.
Filtered water is best. Drinking water slightly colder than room temperature is best as it is the easiest to assimilate.
How much salt and water depend on your size and metabolism.
The standard is half your body weight in ounces of water. Divide this by 5 or 6 and that is the individual dose of water you will drink. Another way of calculating this you may need a computer or a pieced of paper and pencil.
It is simply drink 0.08 x your weight 6 times a day.
The overall quantity of water to drink, never drink more than 32 ounces in a 2 hour period.
Drink it at room temperature.
Drink it all at once.
How much salt you need will depend on several factors. Most people start out at 1/8 tsp per 10 to 16 ounces. Some will need more and some will need less. Take the salt before or after you drink the water.
There is one exception to this rule. If you are taking the water before you go to sleep, take the salt after you drink the water. It will assure more gets into your blood and not into the stomach where it will take longer to be effective.
It is best to drink 30 to 45 minutes before a meal and 21/2 hours after a meal. This way your stomach will not be diluted by the water. Also, the water will be able to get into the gut and get to the blood and your cells, where it will do the most good. If taken with the food, it will be a part of the digestive process and less will be available for the body.