Are leg cramps affecting your quality of sleep? LC655 is a supplement designed to eliminate muscle cramps through the use of magnesium from the chelated magnesium bisglycinate. Muscle cramps can be caused by a variety of issues. Long physical exercise is the lead reason for muscle cramps, but dehydration, age, pregnancy, and some medical conditions can also increase the likelihood of a cramp occurring (Bilbey & Prabhakaran, 1996). Most often, muscle cramps occur in the calves while you’re sleeping.
The most prominent reason for these leg cramps is magnesium deficiency, or hypomagnesemia. Hypomagnesemia can be caused by some diuretic medications, malnutrition, or chronic alcoholism, but is rare since the kidneys filter magnesium and allow for the excess to be excreted.
Magnesium is vital for nerve transmission and muscle contraction and is an antagonist of calcium. This means that magnesium can block calcium from triggering involuntary muscle contractions, or muscle cramps. Because the bioavailability of magnesium alone is low, magnesium can be better absorbed in chelated magnesium bisglycinate. LC 655 should be supplemented to reduce the risk of hypomagnesemia as it provides supplemental magnesium in the proper dose of magnesium bisglycinate.
Bilbey, D. L., & Prabhakaran, V. M. (1996). Muscle cramps and magnesium deficiency. Canadian Family Physician, 42, 1348–1351. Pubmed.