Patient One MediNutritionals
Electrolytes and soothing herbs to help relieve nighttime leg cramps, minor muscle cramps from exercise and general muscle tension
- Helps relax muscles tense from daily stress
- Soothes muscles overworked by athletic activity
- Lessens nighttime muscle leg cramps
- Promotes relaxation for a good nights sleep
- Supports balanced electrolytes
Patient One MuscleCare™ supplies three key electolytes for maintaining healthy muscle contractile function, along with soothing botanical extracts of Valerian root, White willow bark and Passion flower to ease occasional muscle tension. This formula provides effective support to help reduce painful nighttime or excercise-related leg muscle cramps, minor muscle cramps associated with athletic activity, and overall muscle tension.
Cramps can sometimes occur due to decreased amounts of important minerals. MuscleCare can help replace electrolytes lost through perspiration or as a result of diet insufficiency. Magnesium, calcium and potassium are, among other important roles, essential for supporting proper function of the muscles and nerves.
MuscleCare supplies a synergistic blend of herbal extracts including Valerian root, White willow, and Passion flower that promote overall relaxation in the body, moderate occasional stress and help to relieve the discomfort of tense, tight, or overworked muscles.
Passion flower is used as a calmative, anti-spasmodic and works by increasing levels of gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA lowers the activity of some brain cells, resulting in relaxation.
White willow bark has been used for thousands of years to support the body in naturally relieving pain. The bark of white willow contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). It helps support eicosanoid and cytokine balance and is responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of MuscleCare.
Valerian root has a long history of use as a nerve sedative and muscle relaxant, helping to promote relaxation, decrease anxiety and tension, and enhance sleep. Along with passion flower, it acts to calm and relax the central nervous system.
- In several clinical trials, magnesium supported leg muscle comfort by helping to lessen occasional nighttime cramping while relieving occasional sleeplessness.
- Chayanis Supakatisant and Vorapong Phupong. Oral magnesium for relief in pregnancy-induced leg cramps: a randomised controlled trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition (2012 pp.1-7)
- Fiebich BL, Appel K. Anti-inflammatory effects of willow bark extract. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Jul;74(1):96; author reply 96-7. [PMID: 12844141]
- Singh AP. Salicin-A natural analgesic. Ethnobotanical Leaflets. 2003;1:1-4. http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2003/iss1/8.
- Natural Standard Database. Willow Bark (Salix Spp.). Somerville, MA: Natural Standard; 2012. http://naturalstandard.com/databases/herbssupplements/ willowbark.asp#undefined.
Take 2-4 capsules daily as needed, in divided doses preferably with a meal, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner. May take up to 8 capsules daily if needed for additional support.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Amount Per Serving
Calcium ... 45 mg
(as Calcium Citrate)
Magnesium ... 100 mg
(as TRAACS® Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate Buffered – Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Citrate)
Potassium ... 50mg
(as Potassium Citrate)
Valerian Extract ... 100 mg
(Valeriana officinales) (roots) [Standardized for 0.8% valerenic acids]
White Willow Extract ... 100 mg
(Salix alba L.) (bark) [Standardized for 15% total Salicin]
Passion Flower Extract ... 100mg
(Passiflora incarnata) (aerial parts) [Standardized for > 3.5% flavonoids as Isovitexin]
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), leucine
Made with ingredients that are free of: milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, sesame and GMOs.
Trademarks: TRAACS® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Do not take if allergic to aspirin. Do not combine with aspirin or other products containing salicylates. Passion flower may be contra-indicated with sedative medications. Discontinue use and consult doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Aspirin, laxatives, sodium bicarbonate, and several prescription medications – including trisalicylate (a pain medication), colchicine, corticosteroids, and non-potassium sparing diuretics (such as thiazide diuretics) – can induce potassium depletion. ACE inhibitors (Captopril, Enalapril, Ramipril, etc.) can produce potassium retention by inhibiting aldosterone in the adrenal glands. Potassium supplementation concurrently with ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone, amiloride, triamterene, etc.) should be undertaken with caution to prevent excessive potassium levels in the body.