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What vitamin deficiency can lead to muscle cramps?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Several

Potasium, magnesium and calcium deficiencies can cause muscle cramps.

In brief: Several

Potasium, magnesium and calcium deficiencies can cause muscle cramps.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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While not technically a vitamin, the most common nutrient deficiency that causes muscle cramps is magnesium.
Other minerals that cause cramps if deficient are calcium and potassium. While less common a cause, some vitamins can also cause cramps if deficient, especially vitamins b6, B12 and vitamin e. Stress can also be a factor. Yoga and stretching can also help prevent muscle cramps.

In brief: Many different ones

While not technically a vitamin, the most common nutrient deficiency that causes muscle cramps is magnesium.
Other minerals that cause cramps if deficient are calcium and potassium. While less common a cause, some vitamins can also cause cramps if deficient, especially vitamins b6, B12 and vitamin e. Stress can also be a factor. Yoga and stretching can also help prevent muscle cramps.
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