Does Pickle Juice Stop Muscle Cramps?

Have you ever heard of athletes drinking pickle juice to relieve their muscle cramps? Believe it or not, it is more common than you think!

Most people assume that pickle juice relieves muscle cramps because of the sodium content and that drinking it will help replenish your electrolytes. Pickle juice and CrampFix both treat muscle cramps through the neuro-muscular system.

When your muscle cramps, it is an over-firing of the nerves being sent to your muscle. By drinking CrampFix or pickle juice, you activate the sensory nerves in your mouth and throat. The stimulated nerve signal gets interrupted and sends a new signal to relax through the spinal cord. The muscle cramp is then rapidly relieved.

Note that not all brands of pickle juice work and the effects can vary from jar to jar so you are not always guaranteed that it is going to work.

How crampfix works

Pickle Juice vs CrampFix

So what exactly is the difference between drinking a shot of CrampFix compared to drinking a jar of pickle juice?

  • CrampFix requires a much lower dose. Studies show that for pickle juice to be effective, you need to consume one millilitre per kilogram of body weight. On average, participants needed to consume between 60-80 millilitres of pickle juice. To get muscle cramp relief from CrampFIx, the average person only needs to consume 10-20 millilitres which is three times less.
  • CrampFix offers 2 convenient packaging options: A 20mL single-serve QuickFIx Shot which is easy to fit in pockets or running belts, and a 50mL Flip-Top Lid Bottle which contains 3-5 serves and can be carried in a pack or bento box. Both options are much more practical than bringing a jar with you or filling a bottle with 3x the extra weight than carrying CrampFix.
  • Crampfix has 5 grams of added carbs for a boost of energy since when you are cramping your energy levels are usually low
  • CrampFix comes in three different flavours: Lemon, raspberry, & espresso (which contains 7mg of real coffee)