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what are the benefits of adding potacium ond or protien to my diet. I am working extra and experiencing (charley horses),cramps in upper-back thigh. Any advice would help. Thank you.

A charley horse can occur when a muscle is over-used or injured. There are several possible causes, one of which includes a possible electrolyte imbalance. Potassium is an electrolyte and has a role in muscle contraction. There are several things that you can do to prevent and treat a charley horse. Click here for more information.

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