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What minerals should I take to help prevent muscle spasms in my back?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Muscles are very simple mechanisms that work like an extendable ladder. When you want them to open, they open. When you want them to contract, which you do during weightlifting, walking or anything else active, they contract. Minerals prevent muscles from latching up and having spasms.

To ensure you’re getting enough minerals, take a muscle pain power pill that combines potassium, calcium and magnesium every day:
  • 600 mg calcium
  • 400 mg magnesium
  • 200 mg potassium

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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