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Has anyone experienced cramping while on the carnivore diet?
My left leg will cramp up every now and then, especially on a day I workout my legs. These will be throughout the day, but the severe cramps are mostly at night.  I’ll also experience cramps in other body parts even on non-workout days such as my lats, etc. 
I never had this issue before so I am curious if anyone has ever dealt with this and if so, what was your solution?

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6 hours ago, Inthecarcrash said:

the severe cramps are mostly at night

Welcome Nic,

Yes, and it's most likely an electrolyte deficiency. Many people who do carnivore will use lots of salt and take a supplement like LMNT or Daily Minerals from Keto Chow. Electrolytes include sodium, chloride, magnesium, or potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, and phosphate. The usual suspect is a lack of magnesium.

Now if you have kidney disease like I do, you have to be watchful when it comes to supplementing electrolytes. But if your kidneys are functioning normally then any extra you take will simply be excreted through the urine.

I have to watch my potassium as I don't filter that out very well. On the other hand, I spill magnesium so I take 320-400mg per day of a blend in capsule form (a blend that does not give you diarrhea).

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