I suffer from cramps. Not the usual cramp. I am able, at any time, even at the height of fitness, to induce my muscles to pull stiff. Just by contracting it, it will hold the cramp.
I remember a race, where I was in the best shape I have ever been. About 20 kms in, I got a cramp and it stayed, until I eventually defaulted at 60 km. I took all types of help. I had electrolytes, cramp tablets, grandpas and I am not sure what else. I literally ran off from an aid station with a box of solutions. After researching the topic and speaking to coaches and doctors, I came to accept that it was somewhat of a mental problem. So I am not sure if Bix would've helped me that day. As I am still to replicate the situation.
Needless to say, I know about cramps. By now my purpose with Flat Mountain Living seemed to be reaching many other people and a fellow runner and fitness acquaintance asked me to try this product.
So, I got some to test. After a rather lazy period of not running, close to about two months. I said, “Let's go!” It may seem unreal right now, but I was actually able to repeat this entire situation at least three times!
Anyways, to make matters real, I would drown myself in coffee as per normal throughout the week and drink very little water, which was rather easy for me. The morning before my run I would have another coffee of course, and also a glass of Bix, which comes in absolutely lovely flavours. I squeezed out 20kms that day. Returned home and had another coffee (it was winter). Then the recovery Bix. No cramps. I did this a few more times and in varying conditions to verify my findings.
A few weeks later, after I was fully enjoying the lifestyle of Bix, I could not induce a cramp anymore either. A few months after this exercise, I stopped using Bix. I still train everyday. Doing 50-60km weeks, and as I sit here writing this, I can induce a cramp!
So, that is why we stock Bix. Feel free to try it and give us your feedback.