MusselLax byClinical Nutrition Centers 90 Vege Capsules
Muscle cramps, or spasms, are uncomfortable and involuntary muscle contrations. Muscle cramps can occur in any of our muscles, but are especially common in the extremities, such as the legs, calves or feet. A muscle spasm can last from seconds to minutes, or even longer. While muscle cramps are common and short-lived, they occasionally cause a great deal of discomfort and can interfere with sleep or daily activities.
Muscle spasms occur when the muscles become over-excited. The causes of muscle cramps are myriad and may include injury, pregnancy, medications, dehydration, food intolerances, and nutrient deficiency. Disturbances of mineral metabolism such as magnesium and calcium can be related to dietary and vitamin deficiencies, leading to foot and leg cramps. Diets chronically low in magnesium, calcium and sodium, for instance, may lead to cramps especially if sodium-depleting medications (blood pressure) are being used.(i) If you have new onset muscle cramps, be sure to check your medications for side effects as many common medications can cause depletion of calcium or magnesium, for example, resulting in muscle spasms.
MusseLAX is designed to help relieve muscle spasms through its relaxing and anti-spasmodic ingredients.*
About the Ingredients
Magnesium has been used in a number of different medical applications to relax muscles. For example, magnesium on its own and in combination with malic acid may improve the muscle pain of patients with fibromyalgia.(ii) Magnesium’s role in controlling muscle tone may help prevent menstrual cramps as well.(iii)
Calcium deficiency may occur from insufficient dietary intake or vitamin D deficiency. Lack of this important nutrient can lead to muscle spasms, especially nocturnal leg cramps. While hypercalcemia (abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood) can cause leg cramps, hypocalcemia is a much more common cause of cramps.(iv) Calcium ions are relaxant to skeletal muscle, and are reduced by phosphates (such as those found in commercial soda). Pregnancy, lactation, and menopause are times when additional calcium fortification is especially important. Other populations that may need additional focus on calcium intake either via diet or nutritional supplementation include vegans and those with malabsorption diseases (Celiac, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, SIBO, etc.).
Phenibut is also called 4-amino 3-phenylbutyric acid, a compound developed and researched in Russia. Phenibut is similar to the brain chemical GABA which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter with utility in reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.(v)
Chamomile flower has a long history of use by herbalists for reducing spasms, particularly those of smooth muscle, such as in intestinal colic.(vi) Chamomile is traditionally thought of as being relaxing and is classified by herbalists as an anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory herb.
Lemon balm (also called Melissa officinalis) has similar properties to chamomile: relaxing and soothing to the nervous system, along with relaxant properties in the intestinal tract.(vii)
Passionflower is also known as Passiflora incarnate. This plant has been traditionally used as a pain reliever and anxiety reducer.* When combined with valerian, passionflower has been shown in research studies to help reduce symptoms of anxiety.(viii)
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 90 mg
Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate Buffered 1,000mg
yielding Magnesium 180 mg
Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate 712mg
yielding Calcium 93 mg
Phenibut (B-phenyl-gamma aminobutyric acid) 120 mg
Chamomile Flower 90 mg
Lemon Balm 90 mg
Malic Acid 90 mg
Passion Flower 54 mg
Valerian Root 54 mg
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, and Rice Flour.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Warning: If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product. Do not take this product if you are on Anti-Anxiety medication such as benzodiazepines.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.