Muscle cramps are caused by the inadequate ATP (muscle cell fuel) that results from continuous use of muscle at a faster rate than the muscle can generate ATP. Lactic acid builds up in muscle cells causing an inhibitory effect to ATP generation due to increased acidity.
Actin myosin ATP is the more likely cause. A muscle cramp is thus defined as an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. This causes a visible or palpable hardening of the involved muscle.
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when lactic acid builds up it causes muscles to hurt! lactic acid occurs during fermentation ! fermentation yields a lot less ATP than aerobic respiration! I would say the answer is ATP! High tide is right in that lack of Oxygen will cause fermentation of lactic acid and lactic acid will build up! However, you did not ask about oxygen! She asked due to actin, myosin, ATP, or ADP, so I gave her the most reasonable answer in that during anaerobic respiration which lactic acid forms(causing the muscles to cramp), only yields 2 ATPs per glucose! Aerobic respiration will give you about 38 ATP per glucose and no lactic acid formation, hence no cramping! So I maintain that a muscle cramp is most likely due to lack of production of ATP!
Due to a lack of electrolytes. Drink some Gatorade and plenty of water. Stay away form high sodium foods. And for a down-home remedy, try taking a tablespoon
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