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Recently, 10 healthy male college students filed into an exercise laboratory at Brigham Young University in Utah to drink pickle juice. Many people involved in sports are convinced that the briny fluid combats muscle cramping.
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A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. When we use the muscles that can be controlled voluntarily, such as those of our arms and legs, they alternately contract and relax as we move our limbs. 1,861 more words
The human body is primarily water and when we exercise, use the bathroom and even breathe we lose that water. The more muscle you have, the more water you need as muscles typically contain 70-75% water, whereas fat cells only contain 10-15% water (Holm. 645 more words
“Minerals are absorbed into cells and pull water after them. Inside cells, thousands of different enzyme systems function. Without minerals in the cells, they become dehydrated and don’t function properly, and you immediately urinate out what you just drank.” 624 more words