Every once in a while you run into a product that solves a personal health issue so radically you want to shout it to the world. Well, this is my story...and I'm shouting. With this Covid-19 situation we are spending a lot of time social distancing. It means limiting your exposure to other people which really curtails your outside activities. I have been lucky enough to be able to ride my bike, a lot. I have traded in my car for a bicycle that I use daily for store trips but mostly just because I desperately need my outside time getting fresh air and exercise. But a problem arose over the last few weeks. I started cramping in my legs. Especially at night. 4 nights ago it was so bad I couldn't get back to sleep after waking up at 3 in the morning to relieve the cramping that just wouldn't stop.
There are a number of reasons why this condition developed. Not the least of which, I am sure, is because I spend a lot more time sitting working from home, not hydrating enough, and not eating as varied a diet as I would normally, and riding my bike a lot.
That morning I whipped into my local health food store to find a mineral combination that I felt my body must be lacking. I walked up to the counter in Beyond Nutrition * (shout out to Jonny) and told him I needed the best product to help me beat back my leg cramps. As it turns out there was a bottle of Whole Earth & Sea - Deep Ocean Minerals sitting right there on the middle of the sales counter. I took one look at the ingredients (Contains over 70 naturally occurring trace minerals from a nature reserve such as:chloride, iodine, barium, chromium, copper, iron, lanthanum, lithium, manganese, phosphorus, rubidium, selenium, silicon, silver, strontium, sulfur, thorium, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, yttrium, and zinc.) and said perfect, just what I was looking for. Deep Ocean Minerals is sustainably extracted from deep ocean water protected by a nature reserve. Deep Ocean Minerals contains over 70 essential minerals and trace elements, including magnesium, which catalyzes over 300 enzyme and hormone reactions. These macrominerals and trace elements give structure to our organs, tissues, and bones, and help maintain fluid balance, pH balance, and membrane permeability.
I took a teaspoon in water as soon as I got home. I woke up that night with leg cramps but nowhere near as severe as the night before. I got up for a 20oz cup of filtered water where I added another teaspoon of the Deep Ocean Minerals. That day I did a long bike ride with the minerals in my water and after the ride I drank another 48oz of water in the next two hours, 24oz at a time. That night I had no leg cramps. First night with no leg cramps in weeks. Next night same. Last night same. No more leg cramps. Thank you Whole Earth & Sea. I'm taking you daily now.
Here is one of the better articles on Nocturnal Leg Cramps published in Prevention magazine:
What Causes Leg Cramps at Night
About Deep Ocean Minerals
Whole Earth & Sea Pure Food Deep Ocean Minerals (DOM) is an all-natural mineral concentrate in a balance that is natural to the body. It contains over 70 essential minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, boron, and iodine, that give structure to our organs, tissues, and bones, and help maintain fluid balance, pH balance, and membrane permeability.
DOM is a 100% natural and sustainable product harvested from deep ocean water that is drawn from a depth of 662 m in a pristine location protected by steep mountains. Minerals and trace elements are extracted using a patented production process and fortified with fresh kelp extract to raise the iodine level to 75 mcg per ½ teaspoon. The natural liquid and ionized form increases absorption and bioavailability to the body’s cells.
This patented production process uses sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques that ensure direct access to deep ocean water that is free from particles. Kelp is also sustainably harvested from the coastal waters of British Columbia and rigorously tested to ensure that it is contaminant free. Deep ocean water is characterized by its cleanliness and mineral density. It is a safe, pure, and infinite resource for replenishing the body’s soluble minerals and electrolytes.
Recommended use: Source of electrolytes. A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, in the maintenance of proper muscle function, and in the function of the thyroid gland.
Recommended adult dose: Mix ½ tsp to 1 tsp (2.5 mL to 5 mL) daily with water or other beverages (e.g., milk, soya, tea, coffee, juice, etc.) or use as directed by a health care practitioner.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of the reach of children.